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

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Rosebud Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jess Raymond Young, age 36, of Rosebud, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 21, 2013 and pled guilty to Assault on a Federal Officer. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

On November 21, 2012, while in custody at the Oglala Sioux Tribal Jail in Pine Ridge, Young shoved a correctional officer against the wall and bit her multiple times. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be scheduled. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015