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Rapid City Man Indicted for Two Counts of Assaulting a Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for two counts of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Alvin Chambers, age 36, was indicted on February 23, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 29, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

It is alleged that on February 19, 2016, in Pierre, South Dakota, Alvin Chambers used a vehicle to forcibly assault a Deputy U.S. Marshal and a Pierre Police Officer.

The charge is merely an accusation and Chambers is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by numerous agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service, the S.D. Division of Criminal Investigation and the Pierre Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Collins is prosecuting the case.   

Chambers was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated March 7, 2016

Violent Crime