Fort Hall Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting an Officer
POCATELLO - Joshua Irwin Taggart, 22, of Fort Hall, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States Magistrate Court to assault on a federal officer, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
On October 23, 2010, the Fort Hall Police Department received a call requesting assistance with an intoxicated male. Fort Hall Police Officer Michael Whittaker responded to the call and while attempting to arrest Taggart, was kicked in the chest.
The charge of assault on a federal officer carries a maximum punishment of up to eight years in prison, a fine up to $250,000, and up to three years supervised release.
Sentencing is set for November 9, 2011, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department.
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