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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 22, 2019

Winnebago Man Sentenced As Habitual Offender

James Levering, 46, of Winnebago was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for domestic assault by a habitual offender. The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Levering to 25 months’ imprisonment. After his release from prison, Levering will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

On April 22, 2018, on the Winnebago Indian Reservation, Levering struck his wife in the chest with a board. At the time of the assault Levering was the subject of no-contact orders protecting his wife from him. Prior to this assault, Levering had been convicted in South Dakota and Iowa of assaulting a domestic partner.       

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Winnebago Police Department.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated March 1, 2019