RAPID CITY, S.D. (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.
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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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