Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Idaho Man Gets Prison Term For Assaulting Federal Officer

Posted By on Tue, May 20, 2014 at 3:24 PM

A kick to the groin landed a Fort Hall man five months in prison for assaulting a federal officer.

Cody Preacher, 20, had been arrested on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation for intoxication and for an active arrest warrant from the Fort Hall Tribal Court. While being placed in a police car en route to the Fort Hall Jail, Preacher kicked his arresting officer, Jeremy Ball of the Fort Hall Police Department, in the groin.

Officer Ball was treated at a local hospital.

In addition to a five-month prison term, Preacher has also been sentenced to six months in a residential rehabilitation center and three years of supervised release. Preacher was indicted in October 2013 and pleaded guilty March 10, 2014.

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