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Parmelee Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a Deputy United States Marshal

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 25, 2012
  • District of South Dakota (605) 330-4400

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Richard Wolf Guts, a/k/a Gabriel Broken Leg, age 27, of Parmelee, appeared before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on October 23, 2012 and pled guilty to an indictment that charged him with assaulting a federal officer. The maximum penalty upon conviction is eight years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

In June 2012, at Rapid City, Wolf Guts assaulted a Deputy United States Marshal in the Andrew W. Bogue U.S. Courthouse by spitting on him and physically resisting him. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for February 25, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

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