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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lapwai Man Sentenced In Federal Court For Assault

COEUR D'ALENE – Paris Channing Leighton, 41, of Lapwai, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Coeur d’Alene to 12 months plus one day in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Leighton to serve three years of supervised release, perform 60 hours of community service, and pay $164 in restitution to the victim. Leighton pleaded guilty to the charge on April 3, 2013.

According to court statements, Leighton admitted that on May 18, 2012, he punched or kicked his girlfriend at their residence in Lapwai. The victim was taken to the hospital where a CT scan revealed that Leighton had caused the victim to suffer facial fractures.

The case was investigated by the Nez Perce Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.