Walthill Man Sentenced for Assault
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Mark Phillips, age 60 of Walthill, Nebraska, was sentenced in the United States District Court in Omaha for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The Honorable Lyle E. Strom, Senior Judge, sentenced Phillips to 33 months of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison Phillips will begin a 3 year term of supervised release.
On September 21, 2012, Phillips stabbed his adult son in the chest with a kitchen knife. The stabbing occurred within the family home in Walthill. The victim was treated for a 3 centimeter wound and released. Federal jurisdiction was based upon Phillips status as a Native American and the scene of the crime being within the Omaha Indian Reservation.
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg expressed her appreciation to the Omaha Tribal Police Department and the FBI for their investigation of this matter.