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Rapid City Man Sentenced to Probation

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

RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta L. Wollmann has sentenced a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault on a Federal Officer, a misdemeanor crime. The sentencing took place on April 3, 2024.

Shadrach Franklin Howie, 40, was sentenced to three years of probation, 100 hours of community service, a $2,500 fine, and ordered to pay a $25 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Howie was indicted for Assault on a Federal Officer by a federal grand jury in July of 2023. He pleaded guilty on January 5, 2024.

The conviction stems from Howie resisting and impeding a park ranger on February 2, 2021. At the time, the ranger was trying to take Howie into custody after a high-speed pursuit through Wind Cave National Park.

This case was investigated by the National Park Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Lindrooth prosecuted the case.

Updated April 5, 2024