U.S. Attorney's Office
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February 26, 2015

Walthill Man Sentenced for Habitual Domestic Violence

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that Terry L. Harlan, age 52 of Walthill, Nebraska, was sentenced for his conviction for habitual domestic violence. Harlan was found guilty following a jury trial in November of 2014. On February 26th, Senior United States District Court Judge Lyle E. Strom sentenced Harlan to 41 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release.

On March 7, 2014, Harlan and his girlfriend were at Harlan’s residence on the Omaha Indian Reservation. Harlan became angry with his girlfriend. He pushed her into a closet, pulled her hair with one hand while he punched her about the head and face with his other hand. When the girlfriend attempted to leave, Harlan cornered her by the door, punched her several more times, and kicked her while she was on the floor. The girlfriend escaped the residence after Harlan fell asleep and ultimately was able to flag down a police officer.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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