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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Assault

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer  was sentenced on July 3, 2019, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Travis Bird In Ground, age 20, was sentenced to 2 years of probation and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $25.

Bird In Ground was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2019.  He pled guilty on July 3, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on August 25, 2018, Bird In Ground did forcibly assault, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with a law enforcement officer who was employed by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, and that such conduct involved physical contact.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.

Updated July 8, 2019

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