Lapwai Man Pleads Guilty to Assault
COEUR D'ALENE – Paris Channing Leighton, 41, of Lapwai, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
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 charge is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
Sentencing is set for June 24, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.
The case was investigated by the Nez Perce Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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