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Lower Brule man pleads not guilty to assaulting officer
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

LOWER BRULE -- A Lower Brule man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer.

Cody Crazy Bull, 22, was indicted on the charge Aug. 21. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on Wednesday.

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The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both, three years of supervised release, an additional two years of supervised release upon revocation, and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The indictment alleges that on July 20, Crazy Bull interfered with a federal law enforcement officer by using a deadly and dangerous weapon while the officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties.

Crazy Bull was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.

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