United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that Franklin Long Black Cat, age 23, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, was found guilty of Assaulting a Federal Officer as a result of a federal bench trial in Rapid City, South Dakota.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of 8 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
The charge relates to Long Black Cat assaulting a federal law enforcement officer by spitting on, and physically resisting, a deputy U.S. Marshal on July 1, 2016, at Rapid City.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.
A sentencing date will be set. Long Black Cat was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service