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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Walthill Man Sentenced to 70 Months for Assault with a Deadly Weapon

United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Matthew Moniz, Jr., age 33, of Walthill, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for assault with a deadly weapon.  Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Moniz to 70 months of imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After completing his term of imprisonment, Moniz will begin a 3-year term of supervised release. 

On December 16, 2019, Moniz and his co-defendant, Jonathan Earth, assaulted a male victim during an altercation in Winnebago, Nebraska.  Moniz punched the victim and pulled out a knife and cut him in the face.  As Earth held the victim down, Moniz stabbed the victim in the neck.  The stab caused a deep laceration to the victim’s neck.

Earth was sentenced on December 20, 2021, for his role in the assault and received 63 months’ imprisonment.

This case was investigated by the Winnebago Police Department, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated January 28, 2022