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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 July 8, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jonathan Anthony Jones, a/k/a D.J. Jones, age 29, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 22, 2019.  He pled guilty on April 29, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred in Mission, South Dakota, on November 16, 2018.  On that date, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated person at Mission City Park.  Officers subsequently made contact with Jones, who was intoxicated and was walking with a small child.  Jones was placed under arrest for child neglect and public intoxication and was placed in a patrol vehicle. Jones subsequently became belligerent and began kicking the door of the patrol vehicle. The officer stopped the vehicle and opened the door to gain Jones’ compliance, at which point Jones kicked the officer.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated July 8, 2019

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