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Rosebud Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer

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 September 24, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Calvin Gillette, age 27, was sentenced to 4 months in federal prison, 4 months of home confinement, 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Gillette was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 12, 2017.  He pled guilty on July 11, 2018.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on January 31, 2017, when Gillette fled from Rosebud Sioux Tribal Law Enforcement, and hid in the basement of a residence under some boxes and clothing.  When law enforcement located Gillette, he began to resist arrest and wrestled with the law enforcement officers attempting to detain him.  Law enforcement ultimately had to use pepper spray on Gillette to gain his compliance.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

Gillette was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated October 1, 2018

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