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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced for Assault on a Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault on a Federal Officer was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Franklin Long Black Cat, age 24, was sentenced on June 1, 2018, to 2 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Long Black Cat was indicted for the charge by a federal grand jury in December 2017.  The charge related to Long Black Cat punching a tribal corrections officer in the cheek with his fist on October 23, 2017.

This case was investigated by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

Long Black Cat was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 8, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice