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Rosebud Man Sentenced For Assaulting, Resisting, Or Impeding Federal Officers

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 convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Federal Officers was sentenced on November 25, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno. 

Lawrence Gary, age 36, was sentenced to 90 days in custody with credit for time served and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Gary was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2013, and pled guilty to the charge on September 19, 2013.

The charge relates to an incident that occurred on July 25, 2012, when Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Officers responded to a complaint that the Defendant was driving while intoxicated.  As a result, Gary was asked to step out of the car and perform sobriety tests.  He refused to comply and the officers had to pull Gary from the car and place handcuffs on him.  Gary was non-compliant, spun away from the officers, and lunged toward one of the officers before being restrained again and placed in a patrol car.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.             

Updated June 22, 2015