Walthill Man Convicted of Strangulation
United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Bernard Jackson, 44, was found guilty on January 29, 2020, following a two-day jury trial in federal court for Strangulation and Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender. Senior United States Judge Laurie Smith Camp scheduled Jackson’s sentencing for April 27, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Jackson faces up to ten years in prison on the Strangulation count.
In October 2019, tribal officers with the Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services responded to a residence in Walthill, Nebraska, on a report of a domestic assault. The victim reported that Jackson had dragged her across the floor by her arm, lifted her by her neck, and punched her multiple times in the head and face. Jackson has at least four prior convictions for domestic assaults against the same victim.
This case was investigated by the Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.