Blackfoot Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer
POCATELLO – Dude Galloway, 44, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to time served—17 months—in prison for assaulting a federal officer, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Galloway to serve three years of supervised release. Galloway pleaded guilty on March 16, 2015.
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. Under the specific federal law that Galloway pled guilty to violating, Fort Hall corrections and police officers are considered “federal officers.”
The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department.