Winnebago Man Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon
Contact: Jan Sharp, Criminal Chief
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Cody Chilson, 19, of Winnebago, Nebraska., was sentenced on October 4, 2011, to 37 months in prison by Chief United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon, for his conviction for assault with a dangerous weapon. Chilson will serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison.
On January 22, 2010, Chilson and his brother were confronted by a group of youths on the Winnebago Indian Reservation. Chilson and his brother were able to retreat into a relativeМs residence while an adult in the house came out to send the group away. Chilson had a steak knife which he had earlier taken from his motherМs kitchen. Chilson came out of the residence and began fighting with the youths. The victim in the case was stabbed by Chilson as the victim attempted to pull Chilson away from his friend. The victim was unarmed at the time of the assault.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.