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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pittsburgh Man Charged with Assaulting Two Federal Officers

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of assault of federal officers, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The two-count indictment, returned on February 27, named Leonard Rushin-Felder, 21, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, on or about May 2, 2017, Rushin-Felder forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with two Deputy United States Marshals who were engaged in the performance of their official duties in the Joseph F. Weis, Jr., United States Courthouse.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than eight years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorneys Rachael L. Dizard and Eric G. Olshan are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated February 28, 2018