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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

201 Federal Building
515 Ninth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

For Immediate Release

April 26, 2010

Brendan V. Johnson, United States Attorney

(605) 357-2304

Porcupine Man Sentenced for Shooting Tribal Officer’s Home

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a man charged with Assault Upon a Federal Officer was sentenced on April 23, 2010, by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Jesse Miller, age 22, of Porcupine, was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $100 to the Victim Assistance Fund. Miller was charged by an information for Assault on a Federal Officer on December 17, 2009, in connection with his firing of a 30-30 rifle round into the home of an Oglala Sioux tribal police officer as retaliation against the police officer for actions the officer had taken in his official duties. Miller pled guilty on December 30, 2009. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Law Enforcement Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg S. Peterman prosecuted the case. Miller was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.