Macy Woman Sentenced For Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Contact: Jan Sharp, Criminal Chief
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Amanda Bird, 24, of Macy, Nebraska,was sentenced on October 6, 2011, in Omaha, Nebraska, for committing an assault with a dangerous weapon. Chief United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Bird to an 18 month term of imprisonment. The Court imposed a 3 year term of supervised release to begin at the completion of BirdМs prison term.
On August 30, 2010, Bird assaulted the victim with a kitchen knife. Bird and the victim had been at a party when an argument started. Bird grabbed a kitchen knife and proceeded to chase the victim. Bird wrestled with the victim and eventually stabbed him with the knife causing a 5.5 centimeter laceration on his left form arm, and a small puncture on his left arm. Bird was found guilty by a United States District Court jury following a trial.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services.