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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Kamiah Man Sentenced For Assaulting Woman With A Dangerous Weapon

COEUR D’ALENE — Andrew Tony Blackeagle, 30, of Kamiah, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 67 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for assault with a dangerous weapon, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Blackeagle appeared before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene. He pleaded guilty to the charge on August 20, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, Blackeagle admitted that on October 12, 2012, he assaulted a woman, striking her with his hand and foot while threatening to cut her with a knife. The victim sustained a laceration to her scalp during the incident.

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.

The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.