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Press Release

Rosebud Man Sentenced for Assaulting Federal Officers

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of two counts of Assaulting a Federal Officer was sentenced on January 4, 2016, by U.S. District Court Judge Roberto Lange.

Joshua One Star, age 23, was sentenced to 24 months in custody for each count of assaulting a federal officer to be served concurrently, 2 years of supervised release for each count to be served concurrently, and a $200 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

One Star was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2015.  He pled guilty on October 7, 2015.

On February 23, 2015, a Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services (RSTLES) Officer responded to a dispatch call regarding possible domestic violence occurring in a vehicle, and located One Star who was driving with a female passenger.  After a brief conversation with the officer, One Star drove the car at a high rate of speed out of the parking lot.  The officer and other RSTLES officers followed One Star in their patrol units and a car chase ensued.

One Star led law enforcement officers on a high speed car chase for over 90 minutes. Throughout the chase, One Star drove at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour through the Rosebud Reservation and made several evasive maneuvers.  At one point during the chase, the officer drove her patrol vehicle beside the vehicle being driven by One Star, and he swerved his vehicle toward her vehicle. The officer was able to maneuver her vehicle to avoid a collision. The car chase ended when One Star’s vehicle ran over spike strips deployed by law enforcement and came to a stop. One Star was arrested and transported to the Adult Correctional Facility in Rosebud.

On March 9, 2015, One Star, while in custody, complained of issues relating to a medical procedure on his jaw. One Star was taken by law enforcement to the Indian Health Services hospital in Rosebud in order to receive medical attention. A RSTLES Officer escorted One Star to the hospital. While at the hospital, the officer removed One Star’s wrist and leg restraints for a short time in order for One Star to use the bathroom.  One Star exited the bathroom, assaulted the officer, and then fled the building and escaped custody.

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

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

Updated January 14, 2016