United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on October 19, 2020, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.
Brandi King, age 31, was sentenced to 1 month in federal custody followed by seven months of home confinement, with 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
King was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 14, 2020. She pled guilty on October 19, 2020.
The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred in Todd County, South Dakota, on December 7, 2019. On that date, King was the passenger in a vehicle stopped by law enforcement for driving on the wrong side of the road. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. King was arrested for public intoxication and an open container violation. While being placed in the back seat of a patrol vehicle, King spit into the arresting officer’s face. Shortly after this assault, the officer developed a staph infection on his face where King had spit on him.
This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.
King was to ordered to self-report by 4:00 p.m. on October 19, 2020, to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.