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White River Man Sentenced For Assaulting A Federal Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a White River, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting a Federal Officer was sentenced on September 23, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.      

Anthony Black Wolf, age 26, was sentenced to 12 months plus 1 day of imprisonment, 18 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

Black Wolf was indicted by a federal grand jury in May of 2013.  He pled guilty to Count I of the Indictment on July 3, 2013. 

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on March 3, 2013, when Black Wolf fled from law enforcement officers who had to run down the Defendant before apprehending him.  Black Wolf then resisted arrest by striking an officer in the face and tried to remove the officer’s duty weapon from its holster as he was being handcuffed.  He continued to try and pull the officer’s pistol out of its holster until a neighbor came out of his house and assisted by pulling on the Defendant’ s thumb until the Defendant released the weapon.

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

Black Wolf was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015