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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 25, 2016

Rosebud Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on November 22, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Blair Has Horns, age 35, was sentenced to time served of 4 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release with 4 months of home confinement, and a a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Has Horns was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 15, 2016.  He pled guilty on August 30, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on January 5, 2016. Has Horns was incarcerated on unrelated tribal charges and was an inmate at the Adult Correctional Facility in Rosebud, South Dakota. Has Horns became belligerent with a correctional officer and spit on him.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson prosecuted the case.

Has Horns was immediately released to home confinement.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated November 25, 2016