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Fort Hall Man Pleads Guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 28, 2013
  • District of Idaho (208) 334-1211

POCATELLO—Adan Diaz, 21, of Fort Hall, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court to assault with a dangerous weapon, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

In court yesterday, Diaz pleaded guilty to the indictment filed on September 25, 2012, and admitted that, on January 28, 2012, he pointed a gun at the victim who was sitting in a vehicle near a Fort Hall residence. Diaz fired a shot, which missed the victim but struck a window in the vehicle. Diaz later admitted in an interview with Fort Hall Police that he intended to injure the victim when he pointed the gun at him. Police later recovered the gun, a Keltec .380 caliber handgun.

The charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

Sentencing is set for May 28, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.

The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.