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Published November 28 2012

2 Minnesota men plead not guilty in SD officer attack

CANTON, S.D. — Two Minnesota men accused of attacking the assistant police chief in the southeastern South Dakota city of Canton have pleaded not guilty.

Thirty-year-old Jordan Blevins, of St. Cloud, Minn., and 23-year-old Samuel Miland, of Spring Valley, Minn., face charges of assault, resisting arrest and obstruction of an officer in the Oct. 17 incident. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that both men are to stand trial in mid-March.

Authorities allege that Miland assaulted Assistant Police Chief Dave Jacobs during a traffic stop and that Blevins scuffled with Lincoln County deputies who responded to the scene to provide backup.

Jacobs suffered a broken nose, scrapes and bruises. He returned to work a week later.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.