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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 7, 2014

Fort Hall Woman Pleads Guilty To Assaulting A Federal Officer

POCATELLO – Kayla Teton, 23, of Fort Hall, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to assaulting a federal officer, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. She was indicted on February 26, 2013.

On January 6, 2013, Teton was arrested on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation for intoxication. She was taken to the Fort Hall Correction Center where she refused to change into jail clothing, and slapped a Fort Hall Corrections officer in the face with her hand.

The charge is punishable by up to eight years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

Teton is set for sentencing on June 18, 2014, by Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.

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