Man sentenced for assaulting officer on tribal campus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Mission man has been sentenced to two yours in prison for assaulting a federal officer on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation.

Authorities say a bat-wielding 23-year-old Richard Peneaux came at a tribal officer who had responded to a disturbance report on the Sinte Gleska University campus on March 23.

The officer pepper-sprayed Peneaux, who then fled but was later apprehended.

U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says Peneaux pleaded guilty in August to assaulting, resisting and impeding a federal officer. He'll be on supervised release for three years following his prison term.