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Press Release

Rosebud Man Pleads Guilty To Assault Charge

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jesse Young, age 36, of Rosebud, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 15, 2013 and pled guilty to Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year in custody, a $100,000 fine, or both; 1 year of supervised release; and a $25 special assessment.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on May 29, 2012, when the victim was escorting Young to a restraint chair. Young was non-compliant and spat at the victim, hitting the victim with saliva on his face and ear.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date has not been set. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015