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Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Joseph Levering, 38, was sentenced on Friday, October 12, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska, by United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., for committing a domestic assault as a habitual offender.  Judge Rossiter sentenced Levering to 20 months’ imprisonment.  After completing his term of imprisonment, Levering will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

On January 25, 2018, Levering assaulted his domestic partner on the Winnebago Indian Reservation by punching her in the face twice, causing her to lose consciousness.  At the time of the assault, Levering had four prior convictions for assaulting the same victim.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated October 19, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime