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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fort Hall Man Sentenced For Assault With Dangerous Weapon

Defendant Admitted Shooting at Vehicle with Person Inside

POCATELLO – Adan Diaz, 21, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 24 months in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Diaz to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and pay $250 in restitution. The judge considered that Diaz had already served six months in the Fort Hall jail on this charge before imposing the 24-month sentence.

On February 27, 2013, Diaz pleaded guilty to the indictment filed on September 25, 2012, and admitted that on January 28, 2012, he pointed a gun at an individual who was sitting in a vehicle near a Fort Hall residence. According to court documents, Diaz fired a shot that missed the individual, but struck a window in the vehicle. Diaz later admitted in an interview with Fort Hall Police that he intended to injure the victim when he pointed the gun at him. Police recovered the gun, a Keltec .380 caliber handgun.

The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.