Woman Sentenced for Assault and Causing Serious Bodily Injury
COEUR D’ALENE—Marisa Belle Hawk, 28, of Wapato, Washington, was sentenced yesterday to 85 months in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Hawk to serve three years of supervised release following her prison term. She pleaded guilty on June 17, 2014.
According to court documents, Hawk admitted that on November 23, 2013, she shot the victim in the leg with a handgun. The offense happened on the Nez Perce Reservation. Both the defendant and the victim are members of federally recognized tribes.
The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Nez Perce Tribal Police.