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Rosebud Man Charged with Assaulting Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Adam Moran, a/k/a Cante Moran, age 26, was indicted on September 9, 2020.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on September 16, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

The Indictment alleges that on May 19, 2020, in Todd County, South Dakota, Moran did forcibly assault, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with multiple law enforcement officers who were employed by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

The charges are merely accusations and Moran 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 Kirk Albertson is prosecuting the case.   

Moran was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for November 17, 2020.

Updated September 18, 2020

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