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July 9, 2014

Philadelphia Man Charged with Assaulting Federal Officers

Eugene Dykes, Jr., 27, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with two counts of assaulting federal agents while they were engaged in their official duties, on or about October 17, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment charges that the defendant used a dangerous weapon, that is, a motor vehicle, to forcibly assault federal task force officers.

If convicted, Dykes faces a maximum sentence of 40 years’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; a $500,000 fine; and a $200 special assessment.

This case has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Marshals Service, the Pennsylvania State Probation and Parole Fugitive Unit, and the Philadelphia Police Department. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Zaleski.

An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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