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

Monday, September 9, 2013

Rosebud Man Charged With Assaulting And Resisting A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Lawrence Gary, age 36, was indicted on June 12, 2013.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 6, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 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.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to an alleged incident that occurred in July 2012 when Gary resisted arrest by Rosebud Sioux Tribal Officers by refusing to exit his vehicle and then charging and head butting an officer in the chest. The charges are merely accusations and Gary is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.  
Gary was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  Trial has been set for November 5, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015