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Eagle Butte man gets year of confinement for officer assault

May 14, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An Eagle Butte man convicted of assaulting a law officer has been sentenced to a year of confinement.

Authorities say 54-year-old Pete Knight shoved Ziebach County Sheriff Gary Cudmore on June 14, 2017, when Cudmore intervened to stop Knight from assaulting a suspect handcuffed in the back of Cudmore’s squad car.

Knight was convicted after a jury trial in Pierre earlier this year. U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons says he was recently sentenced to six months in custody and six months on home confinement. He’ll be on supervised release for 1 ½ years after that.

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