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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Winnebago Man Sentenced For Assault With A Knife

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that Mitchell Lee DeCora, age 28, of Winnebago, Nebraska was sentenced for his conviction of assault with a dangerous weapon.  Senior United States District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced DeCora to 27 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release.

On October 1, 2015, DeCora was at a residence on the Winnebago Indian Reservation drinking with the victim and several other persons.  DeCora suddenly pulled out a knife and held it to the throat of the victim.  Thereafter, DeCora punched the victim in the face and knocked him to the ground causing minor injuries.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Topic: 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated April 1, 2016