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Warm Springs man sentenced for trying to run down police


(Update: Correcting supervised release, restitution information)

A Warm Springs man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for assaulting two tribal police detectives by trying to run them down with his pickup truck, prosecutors said Friday.

Victor William Smith Jr., 43, also was sentenced on Jan. 15 to three years supervised release and ordered to pay $8,305 in restitution.

According to court documents, Smith assaulted the officers on June 8, 2017. They ultimately apprehended Smith and found a stolen shotgun in his truck. Prosecutors said Smith admitted to possessing the gun when he was arrested.

Smith previously pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a federal officer and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

The case was investigated by the FBI and Warm Springs Tribal Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant US. Attorney Benjamin Tolkoff.

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