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United States Attorney Jenny A. Durkan
Western District of Washington

SWINOMISH TRIBAL MEMBER SENTENCED TO 21 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ASSAULT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2011

HAROLD JON WILLIAMS, 36, an enrolled member of the Swinomish Tribe, was sentenced January 21, 2011, in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release for Assault Resulting with Serious Bodily Injury. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones.

According to the plea agreement, WILLIAMS admits that in April 2010, following a party at a home on the Swinomish Indian Reservation, WILLIAMS assaulted a woman who had also been attending the party. WILLIAMS had been drinking beginning April 10 and overnight into April 11. The victim had gone to a bedroom in the home to sleep, when she was awakened by WILLIAMS grabbing her hair and arm and pushed her into the bed. The victim was able to fight WILLIAMS off, but suffered both physical and emotional injuries.

WILLIAMS pleaded guilty September 30, 2010.

The case was investigated by the Swinomish Tribal Police and the FBI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Susan Roe. Ms. Roe serves as a Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

 

 

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