W.S. man sentenced for assault
Victor William Smith Jr., 45, of Warm Springs, was sentenced Jan. 15, to federal prison for assaulting two Warm Springs tribal police detectives serving as deputized federal task force officers.
Smith was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and also ordered to pay $8,305 in restitution.
According to court documents, on June 8, 2017, Smith forcibly assaulted the officers by attempting to run them down with his pickup truck. The officers ultimately apprehended Smith and found a stolen Remington shotgun in his truck. Smith admitted to knowingly possessing the stolen firearm at the time of his arrest.
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 the Warm Springs Police Department and prosecuted by Benjamin Tolkoff, assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Oregon.