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Rosebud Man Charged with Assaulting a Federal Officer and Larceny

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer and Larceny.

Justin Fast Horse, age 20, was indicted on March 15, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 20, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer charge is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, and the maximum penalty for Larceny is 5 years in custody and/or $250,000 fine. Both charges could result in 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and restitution.

The Indictment alleges that on or about March 3, 2017, Fast Horse forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with a law enforcement officer employed by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, while the officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties. The Indictment also charges that on March 3, 2017, Fast Horse unlawfully took and carried away, with intent to steal and purloin, a pickup truck, owned by someone else.

The charges are merely accusations and Fast Horse 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.

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

Updated March 24, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice