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October 14, 2012 01:46 PM

Man Pleads Guilty For Assault On Federal Officer

sioux falls, sd

A South Dakota man has pleaded guilty for punching a police officer.

Matthew Dupris, of Eagle Butte, is charged with assaulting a federal officer. He faces a maximum penalty of eight years in prison.

Authorities say the 24-year-old Dupris hit an officer in the face while he was being booked into jail in March on suspicion of driving drunk.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 8.

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