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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Plainview Man Sentenced For Assault On A Federal Officer

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that Chief United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Matthew Moniz, Jr., age 27, of Plainview, Nebraska upon his conviction for assaulting a federal officer.  Moniz was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release.

On April 5, 2014, Moniz, an enrolled member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, was a passenger in a vehicle being driven on the Winnebago Indian Reservation when a Winnebago Police officer conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle.  The officer identified Moniz and determined he had outstanding tribal and state arrest warrants.  Moniz resisted arrest when the officer attempted to handcuff him and attempted to flee.  When the officer caught Moniz, a struggle ensued and the officer sustained minor bodily injuries.

The Winnebago Officer is employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


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