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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Blackfoot Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a Federal Officer

POCATELLO – Dude Galloway, 34, of Blackfoot, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to assaulting a federal officer, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  He was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 28, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, on March 18, 2014, Galloway was arrested by the Fort Hall Police Department on an active arrest warrant and was transported by Fort Hall police officers to the Fort Hall Correctional Center.  While at the jail, corrections officers attempted to get the defendant to change into jail-issued clothing.  While doing so, the defendant struck a Fort Hall Corrections officer in the face with his hands.  The federal assault on an officer law deems Fort Hall corrections and police officers to be federal officers.

Assault on a federal officer is punishable by up to eight years in prison, supervised release of up to three years, and a fine of up to $250.000.

Galloway is scheduled to be sentenced on June 15, 2015, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.

The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department.

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Updated March 17, 2015