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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Plummer Man Sentenced To Aggravated Assault

COEUR D’ALENE – Joseph L. James, 30, of Plummer, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 30 months in prison, followed by three years supervised release for assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. James was also ordered to pay $6,577.49 in restitution to the victim. James appeared before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.

According to the plea agreement, James admitted that on August 12, 2013, he assaulted a woman by grabbing her by the hair, shoving her to the ground, and breaking her nose.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police.