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Fed Court Trial Set for Eagle Butte Man in Standoff Case

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An Eagle Butte man accused in a standoff with law officers in Pierre faces a jury trial in federal court early next year.

KCCR radio reports that the trial for 27-year-old Jason Garreau is scheduled to begin Jan. 14.

Garreau has pleaded not guilty to six charges — four counts of assaulting, resisting and impeding federal officers, and two weapons-related counts. The charges stem from a nine-hour standoff on Oct. 31 in which a Pierre police officer was shot. Officials have said the officer was not seriously wounded.

Authorities say Garreau also was present when another man was shot to death Oct. 30 during a shootout near Fort Thompson during a vehicle chase.

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