- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Two South Dakota men have pleaded not guilty to assaulting a federal officer, in separate incidents.

Thirty-two-year-old Norman Blue Coat, of Eagle Butte, is accused of resisting and injuring an officer with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe last Nov. 11.

Twenty-seven-year-old Dustin Bear Heels, of Rosebud, allegedly assaulted an officer on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation on Feb. 2.

U.S. Attorney Randolph Seiler says both suspects face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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