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COEUR D'ALENE - Norton Wesley Blackeagle, Jr., 33, of Kamiah, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to assault with a dangerous weapon, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Blackeagle was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on March 17, 2015.
According to the plea agreement, Blackeagle admitted that on August 12, 2014, he went into a home located on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation and pointed a pistol at the male occupant of the home and threatened to shoot him.
The charge of assault with a dangerous weapon is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and up to three years of supervised release.
Sentencing is set for November 16, 2015, before Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Nez Perce Tribal Police.