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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Worley Man Pleads Guilty to Assault

COEUR D’ALENE – Brian Eugene Sczenski, 32, of Worley, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday to assault with the intent to commit robbery, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Sczenski was indicted by a federal grand Jury in Coeur d'Alene on June 21, 2016.

According to the plea agreement, Sczenski admitted on April 18, 2016, the victim returned home to see Sczenski driving away from his home on the victim's 2016 utility task vehicle (UTV).  The victim jumped on his 2010 UTV and chased Sczenski.  Because the victim took a different route, he was able to meet up with Sczenski.  The victim got out of his UTV and approached Sczenski.  Sczenski hit the victim in the face with a closed fist.  The victim was briefly knocked out.  When the victim awoke, he saw Sczenski driving away on his 2010 UTV. 

The charge of assault with the intent to commit robbery is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for March 7, 2017, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.

The case was investigated by Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated November 29, 2016