Fort Hall Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer
POCATELLO—Cody Preacher, 20, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to five months in prison, followed by six months in a residential rehabilitation center, and three years of supervised release for assaulting a federal officer, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. He was indicted on October 22, 2013, and pleaded guilty to the charge on March 10, 2014.
On July 17, 2013, Preacher was arrested on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation for intoxication and for an active arrest warrant from the Fort Hall Tribal Court. He was being placed in a police car for transport to the Fort Hall Jail when he kicked the arresting officer, Jeremy Ball of the Fort Hall Police Department, in the groin. Officer Ball was treated at the hospital.
The case was investigated by the Fort Hall Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.