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Pierre Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on February 10, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.

Loren Goodlow, age 30, was sentenced to 6 months in federal prison, followed by 6 months of home confinement, 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Goodlow was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2018.  He pled guilty on November 19, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident in Lower Brule, South Dakota, on August 28, 2018, after Goodlow was arrested on tribal charges.  During the booking process, Goodlow struck a correctional officer.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lower Brule Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Goodlow was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated February 11, 2020