Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on April 19, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.
Charles Cordier, III, age 22, was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Cordier was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 14, 2020. He pled guilty on February 1, 2021.
The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred in the afternoon of November 5, 2019, in Rosebud, South Dakota. On that date, Cordier was arrested by a Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services Officer for assaulting his girlfriend and placed in a patrol vehicle. As the arresting officer was preparing to depart the scene, Cordier began kicking the patrol vehicle window. The officer opened the door to restrain Cordier, at which point Cordier head-butted and kicked the officer.
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.
Cordier was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.