PIERRE — A man will be incarcerated through Aug. 6 for assaulting a federal officer last year in Lower Brule, a federal court determined May 5.
Joseph Thompson was also resentenced concurrently to time served through Aug. 6, followed by 15 months of supervised release, for a separate assault of which he was convicted in 2014 and was on supervised release for when he assaulted the officer.
On June 6, 2019, an officer saw Thompson in a vehicle in Lower Brule and attempted to stop him for a warrant on a petition to revoke his supervised release. According to a factual basis statement, Thompson fled on foot, beginning a pursuit.
Throughout the pursuit, Thompson would not comply with orders to stop and was eventually tased. When the officer eventually got Thompson to his feet, Thompson forcibly struggled and resisted arrest.
Thompson was indicted last August on one count of assaulting a federal officer and pleaded guilty to the charge in November. He was ordered to pay a $25 special assessment.