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Saint Francis 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 Saint Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting a Federal Officer was sentenced on July 30, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Myron Night Shield, age 34, was sentenced to 22 months and 15 days in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Night Shield was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 17, 2017.  He pled guilty on May 3, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on September 9, 2017, when law enforcement was called to Night Shield’s residence due to Night Shield heavily drinking and not taking his medication.  Night Shield was ultimately placed under arrest and began shouting death threats at the officer.  When the officer and Night Shield got to the patrol car, Night Shield turned toward the officer, and spit in his face. 

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

Night Shield was released upon sentencing.

Updated July 31, 2019