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Lower Brule man pleads not guilty to assaulting officer

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.

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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