Ft. Hall Woman Sentenced for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
|U.S. Attorney’s Office January 22, 2013|
United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that on January 18, 2013, Echo Pocatilla, a 30-year-old enrolled Shoshoni-Bannock from Ft. Hall, Idaho, appeared in Federal District Court for sentencing before United States District Judge Scott Skavdahl on a single count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. The charge carried a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; supervised release of not more than three years; restitution; and a $100 special assessment.
Pocatilla was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and $12,034 in restitution. The charge stemmed from a stabbing which occurred on September 23, 2011, on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs with assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.