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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 18, 2014

Lewiston Man Pleads Guilty To Assault

COEUR D'ALENE - James Spencer, Jr., 33, of Lewiston, Idaho, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Spencer to pay $388.22 in restitution and a $100 special assessment. He pleaded guilty to the charge on May 27, 2014.

According to court documents, on September 27, 2012, within the boundaries of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, Spencer intentionally struck the victim, causing the victim to lose two teeth. Both the defendant and the victim are members of the Nez Perce Tribe.

The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Nez Perce Tribal Police.