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Press Release

Rosebud Man Sentenced For Assaulting A Federal Officer

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man charged with Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer pled guilty to and was sentenced on June 4, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Jeremy Waln, age 33, was sentenced to 4 months in custody and a $25.00 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on February 14, 2013, when Waln was being investigated for assaulting an individual.  Waln was detained and placed in a squad car.  While talking to witnesses of the alleged assault, the officer noticed that Waln was kicking the windows in the squad car.  Waln’s legs were shackled and he was taken to the Rosebud Jail for booking, where he was uncooperative and spit in the officer’s face.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher. 

Waln was ordered to self-report to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service on June 20, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015