Rosebud Man, Adam Moran Sentenced for Assaulting Federal Officer
(STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on May 17, 2021, by Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court.
Adam Moran, a/k/a Cante Moran, age 27, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
Moran was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 9, 2020. He pled guilty on March 1, 2021.
The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on the evening of May 19, 2020, in Todd County, South Dakota. On that date, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services (RSTLES) responded to a call for service in Rosebud indicating that Moran had taken a vehicle without permission. RSTLES officers located the vehicle a short time later and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Moran refused to stop, however, and led officers on a high-speed pursuit from Rosebud to Mission, South Dakota, during which he forced multiple RSTLES vehicles off the road. Moran ran his vehicle off the roadway near Mission and exited the vehicle. When officers approached him, he physically confronted one of the officers before being placed under arrest and taken into custody.
This case was investigated by the RSTLES. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.
Moran was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.