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Winnebago Tribal Member Admits Assaulting Woman on Fort Hall Reservation

January 23, 2012

POCATELLO – Ivan Redhorn, 36, of Winnebago, Nebraska, was sentenced today to serve 38 months imprisonment for an assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Redhorn appeared before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello. Redhorn was ordered to pay $1,253.41 restitution to the Crime Victims Compensation Program. In imposing sentence, Judge Winmill noted that Redhorn already had spent 13 months in tribal jail for the offense.

Redhorn pled guilty to the charge on October 25, 2011. According to the plea agreement, Redhorn admitted that on May 9, 2010, at a residence on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, he intentionally struck a woman with a baseball bat causing two skull fractures and a ruptured eardrum. The treating physician stated that the victim's skull fractures created a substantial risk of death.

“Today’s sentence holds Mr. Redhorn accountable for his violent assault,” said Olson. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office takes seriously its responsibility to protect public safety in Native American communities. I commend the cooperative work of tribal and federal law enforcement officers for their persistence in this case.”

The case was investigated by Fort Hall Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.