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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

St. Francis Man Sentenced For Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing, And Impeding A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, Opposing and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on May 7, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.  Jeffrey Lynn Curry, age 29, was sentenced to 20 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Curry was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 22, 2013, and pled guilty to the charge on February 12, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on July 22, 2012, when Curry’s vehicle was being pursued by officers.  Curry drove his vehicle at an officer’s vehicle, which caused the officer’s vehicle to leave the roadway to avoid being hit.  Curry used similar driving behaviors to force other officers and at least one citizen to take evasive action to avoid Curry’s vehicle.

The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher.

Curry was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015