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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kamiah Man Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Woman With A Dangerous Weapon

COEUR D’ALENE – Andrew Tony Blackeagle, 32, of Kamiah, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to assault with a dangerous weapon, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Blackeagle was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 20, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, Blackeagle admitted that on October 12, 2012, within the boundaries of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, he intentionally assaulted a woman with a knife. During the incident, which was witnessed by others, Blackeagle hit and kicked the victim, and threatened to cut her. The victim sustained multiple injuries, including a laceration to her scalp.

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

Sentencing is set is set for November 5, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Nez Perce Tribal Police, with the assistance of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.