Man pleads not guilty to assaulting five officers

RAPID CITY (AP) – A Rapid City man who was shot by a federal agent during a December pursuit has pleaded not guilty to assaulting five officers with his car.

Uriah Lafferty is accused of assaulting a U.S. marshal, a Highway Patrol trooper and three Oglala Sioux officers in December.

Prosecutors claim Lafferty tried to run the officers over with his vehicle near Hermosa when they tried to arrest him on a federal warrant, KOTA-TV reported.

Lafferty is also charged with conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine between August 2014 and December 2019.

If convicted, Lafferty faces up to 40 years in prison.


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