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Onida man sentenced for assaulting county sheriff

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - An Onida man convicted of assaulting a law officer has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined $5,000.

A Sully County jury late last year convicted James Wipf on simple assault and petty theft charges. KCCR radio reports he was sentenced Monday.

The charges stemmed from a June 1, 2013, incident in which authorities say Wipf aggressively approached Sheriff Bill Stahl with a knife while Stahl was investigating a stolen laptop case. Wipf backed down when the sheriff drew his gun.

Wipf will be eligible for parole after serving 30 percent of his sentence.

 

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