Man sentenced for assaulting officer on tribal campus
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Mission man has been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting a federal officer on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation.
Authorities say a bat-wielding 23-year-old Richard Peneaux came at a tribal officer who had responded to a disturbance report on the Sinte Gleska University campus on March 23.
The officer pepper-sprayed Peneaux, who then fled but was later apprehended.
U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Peneaux pleaded guilty in August to assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer. He’ll be on supervised release for three years following his prison term.
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