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Fort Thompson man gets prison for assaulting officer

A Fort Thompson man was sentenced Nov. 20 for assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer.

Patrick Wind, aka Patrick Azure, 21, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Wind was sentenced to 13 months of imprisonment, 18 months of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Wind was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 12 and pleaded guilty on Aug. 28.

The conviction stems from an incident June 4 during which a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer was dispatched to a home in Lower Brule, responding to a report of a passed-out male on the front porch of a residence. The officer made contact with the male, later identified as Wind. Wind was placed under arrest for public intoxication and became noncompliant.

Once handcuffed, Wind lunged at the officer, kicking and swearing at the officer who attempted to put him in the car. Two additional BIA officers arrived on scene, and as one of them was attempting to put leg restraints on Wind, he continued to resist by spitting and kicking at the officers. Wind continued to resist the entire time.

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

  • Source: Office of U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson