United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.
Ian Cook, age 35, was indicted on November 13, 2019. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 15, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 8 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that on October 22, 2019, Cook did forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with a federal officer while the officer was in the performance of his official duties and said contact did involve physical contact.
The charge is merely an accusation and Cook is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.
Cook was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.