United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mitchell, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on November 5, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.
John Willard Arcoren, III, age 40, was sentenced to eight months in federal prison, followed by eight months of home confinement, two years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Arcoren was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 16, 2020. He pled guilty on August 31, 2020.
The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on May 14, 2020, when Arcoren did forcibly assault, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with a law enforcement officer who was employed by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, and that such conduct involved physical contact.
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.
Arcoren was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.