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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pine Ridge Man Found Guilty for Assaulting a Federal Officer

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Franklin Long Black Cat, age 23, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, was found guilty of Assaulting a Federal Officer as a result of a federal bench trial in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of 8 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The charge relates to Long Black Cat assaulting a federal law enforcement officer by spitting on, and physically resisting, a deputy U.S. Marshal on July 1, 2016, at Rapid City.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

A sentencing date will be set.  Long Black Cat was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated November 30, 2016