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Press Release

Parmelee Man Charged With Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing And Impeding A Federal Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

William Rahn, age 27, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 16, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 8, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation and Rahn is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.   

Rahn was released to a third party custodian pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.


Updated June 22, 2015