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December 28, 2011 05:40 AM

SD Man Sentenced For Assaulting Federal Officer

SIOUX FALLS, SD


A Fort Thompson man has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for assaulting a federal officer.


U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 22-year-old Tory Ray Kirkie pleaded guilty in September to punching a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer in the nose on the Fourth of July.

Officer Molanna Clifford had been trying to arrest Kirkie on a federal warrant for violating the terms of a supervised release in a prior case. Johnson says the sentence was handed down last week. Kirkie had faced a maximum sentence of eight years in prison.
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