Wednesday, May 28, 2014
COEUR D’ALENE – Sentencing is set Aug. 19 in federal court for a Kamiah man convicted this month on five counts of assaulting law enforcement officers during a 2012 incident.
Robert Wesley Warden, 49, was charged with assaulting a Kamiah marshal and two Nez Perce Tribal officers during a Sept. 15, 2012, investigation into a reported assault by the defendant on a woman in front of her child. At the trial, evidence was Warden refused to cooperate with law enforcement, and during his arrest he spit on officers and attempted to bite and kick them.
Warden elected to have the assault charged heard by the court, without a jury.
The court found the defendant’s allegation of lack of jurisdiction by the Kamiah Marshall’s Office was not a defense to the assault and that the KMO officer was reasonably there in response to a 911 call.
Each assault conviction is punishable by imprisonment for not more than six months, a fine of not more than $5000.
The case was investigated by the Kamiah Marshals Office, Nez Perce Tribal Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
More like this story
- Steelhead anglers catching fish at a three-hour clip
- Hunters asked to report by phone; Internet reporting system remains offline after hack
- CV's District Titleist
- Frei reflects on senior season
- Rams stumble as Whitepine League playoff picture comes into focus
- District champion Savages headed to Bonneville; Pirates run through play-ins, en route to Rigby
- Vengeance a factor as GHS returns to McCall
- Grangeville’s season ends at play-in
- IDFG urges cautious driving after school bus hits cow elk down south
Grangeville Veterans Center Grand Opening, Oct, 15, 2016
The Veterans Outreach and Community Center in Grangeville held its grand opening ceremony last Saturday, Oct. 15, that featured refreshments and live music. Enlarge
Information from the Free-Press and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)