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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pocatello Man Sentenced For Assaulting Officer On Reservation

POCATELLO – Lyle Plentywounds, Sr., 58, of Pocatello, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 18 months in prison for assaulting an officer on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Plentywounds to serve three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty to the charge on November 26, 2013.

According to the plea agreement, on May 2, 2013, a Fort Hall Police officer responded to a report that Plentywounds was intoxicated and creating a disturbance at a residence on the reservation. After making contact and determining that Plentywounds was in fact intoxicated, the officer attempted to gain entry to the residence but was blocked by the defendant. Plentywounds told the officer he was a martial artist and an ex-convict and that he “hated cops. He then kicked the officer in the chest. When the officer attempted to arrest him, Plentywounds struck him in the face with his hand.

The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department.