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Spring Creek 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 Spring Creek, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on February 21, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Lane Felix Knife, age 20, was sentenced to 6 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Knife was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 17, 2017.  He pled guilty on December 11, 2017.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on August 31, 2017.  On that date, Knife resisted arrest and spit on the arm and shoulder of one of the corrections officers who was assisting in removing Knife from a patrol vehicle.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel C. Nelson prosecuted the case. Knife was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated February 23, 2018