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Rosebud Man Sentenced For Assaulting A Tribal Officer

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 Assault on a Federal Officer was sentenced on June 21, 2013 by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, United States District Court.

Jess Raymond Young, age 36, was sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment, 2 years’ supervised release, and ordered to pay $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

On November 21, 2012, while in custody at the Oglala Sioux Tribal Jail in Pine Ridge, Young shoved a correctional officer against the wall and bit her multiple times. He pled guilty on March 21, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015