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Omaha Nation Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Dante Stabler, 23, of Walthill, Nebraska, was sentenced on February 9, 2024, in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska for assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm. Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Stabler to 72 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Stabler’s release from prison, he will begin a 2-year term of supervised release.

On February 22, 2023, on the Omaha Nation Indian Reservation, Stabler and another man got into an altercation over Stabler allegedly taking a vehicle from the other man without his permission. The man confronted Stabler and Stabler fired a handgun at the man as he approached him. The man continued to approach Stabler and the two ended up in a physical altercation, falling into the open door of a minivan. The minivan, driven by an unknown person, sped away with the two still struggling. Stabler fired the gun again, shooting the man in the pinky finger. The man was able to get out of the moving van and then went to the hospital. The initial altercation and the two falling into the van were caught on video by another witness.

This case was charged in federal court because an assault with a dangerous weapon in Indian Country is a felony level assault under the Major Crimes Act.   

This case was investigated by Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services and the FBI.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated February 12, 2024