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Fort Hall Man Sentenced to a Life Term in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

POCATELLO – Anthony Martin Ish, 34, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was sentenced today to life imprisonment by Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced. A jury convicted Ish of second degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon on February 14, 2017, following a one-week jury trial in Pocatello, Idaho.


Evidence at trial established that on the evening of October 14, 2014, Ish shot and killed Darrel Auck outside Ish’s grandmother’s mobile home on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. Auck and several others were in attendance for Ish’s birthday party. Eye witnesses testified that Ish fired a pistol at Auck several times, at close range, while Auck was trying to get away. Extensive search efforts were conducted by law enforcement and the community, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Fort Hall Police Department, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and Search and Rescue, but Auck’s body has not been recovered.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Hall Police Department.


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(208) 334-1211

Updated September 7, 2017

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