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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Winnebago Man Sentenced For Assaulting a Federal Officer

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that Thomas White, Jr., age 31, of Winnebago, Nebraska was sentenced on June 1, 2015 upon his conviction for assaulting a federal officer.  Chief United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Thomas to 33 months imprisonment to be followed by a term of supervised release of 2 years.

On October 17, 2014, a Winnebago police officer was on duty at the Winnebago school as school was letting out for the day.  White was present on the school grounds as well even though he had been asked to leave the school earlier that day.  When the officer approached White, he detected the odor of alcohol.  As the officer attempted to detain White, White charged at the officer and struck him on the side of his face.  White continued to strike the officer about his head, arms and side until the officer was finally able to gain control of White and place him in handcuffs.

The Winnebago officer is a federal employee who 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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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated February 4, 2016