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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 11, 2019

Man Sentenced for Assaulting Federal Officer on Omaha Reservation

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Waylon Blackbird, 28, was sentenced in federal court today in Omaha, Nebraska, for Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer. The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Blackbird to 36 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After completing his term of imprisonment, Blackbird will begin a three-year term of supervised release. 

On May 19, 2018, Blackbird assaulted an officer with the Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services when the officer attempted to handcuff Blackbird after responding to a report of a domestic assault at a residence on the Omaha Indian Reservation. Blackbird struck the officer in the face, causing a laceration and breaking the officer’s I-Kam video recording glasses.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated January 18, 2019