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.