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Kamiah man sentenced for assaulting woman

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Kamiah man sentenced for assaulting woman

COEUR D’ALENE — Andrew Tony Blackeagle, 30, of Kamiah, was sentenced Nov. 5 in United States District Court to 67 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for assault with a dangerous weapon. He pleaded guilty to the charge on Aug. 20.

According to the plea agreement, Blackeagle admitted that on Oct. 12, 2012, he assaulted a woman, striking her with his hand and foot while threatening to cut her with a knife. The victim sustained a laceration to her scalp during the incident.     

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Nez Perce Tribal Police, with the assistance of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

Prison time pending; retained jurisdiction in sex abuse case

Prison time is pending for a Grangeville man sentenced last month on felony sex abuse charges.

At an Oct. 28 sentencing hearing, David R. Fehlman, 54, pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd conduct with a minor child under 16. District Judge Michael Griffin sentenced Fehlman to serve a minimum of five years and a maximum of 10 on each charge, to be served concurrently; to pay $,1540.50 in fines and court costs, a $5,000 civil judgment to the victim, and a restitution amount to be determined later. Also, two additional charges of lewd conduct and also sexual abuse of a child under 16 were dismissed.

Judge Griffin retained jurisdiction and placed Fehlman on a 365-day traditional rider program; pending completion and his evaluation he will be either recommended for probation or to serve his prison sentence.

Charges against Fehlman resulted from a series of incidents involving a now-16-year-old female dating back to February 2009 and continuing until February of this year.

Grangeville Police Department investigated the case, handled by Idaho County Prosecutor Kirk MacGregor. Defense attorney Michael Palmer represented Fehlman.

Lewiston man gets jail, to pay restitution for 2012 burglary

Jail time, fines and restitution were ordered for Robert B. Chapman, 52, of Lewiston, who was sentenced Nov. 4 on charges related to a 2012 burglary in Idaho County. Chapman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor unlawful entry, amended from felony burglary, and to additional misdemeanor theft and malicious injury to property charges.

District Judge Michael Griffin ordered Chapman to pay a total $5,316.50 in fines, court costs, fees and restitution; to serve one year in jail, of which nine months was suspended; and placed him on probation for 12 months.

Chapman was charged with the June 15, 2012, cabin burglary of the Dorothy C. McGee estate where he stole items including a generator, work light and propane stove, miscellaneous hardware, a wooden truck and a sleeping bag, all belonging to Margaret McVicker. During the incident, the cabin’s door and window frames were either damaged or destroyed.

Idaho County Deputy Prosecutor Adam Green handled the case. Chapman was represented by attorney Chris Lamont. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

Jail, fines suspended during probation in domestic battery case

Joshua E. Antak, 28, of Harpster, was sentenced Oct. 29 on charges of felony domestic battery and misdemeanor marijuana possession related to a September domestic violence incident. Additional charges of attempted strangulation and possession of paraphernalia were dismissed.

Magistrate Judge Jeff Payne ordered Antak to pay a total $1,522.50 in fines, court costs and fees; and to serve 165 days in jail. Of this sentence, $700 in costs and 20 days in jail were suspended and Antak was placed on probation for 24 months.

Charges resulted from a Sept. 1 incident this year, according to court documents, in which Antak attempted to strangle his girlfriend, hit her multiple times in the face and head, struck her head into a wall and bit her arm.

Idaho County Deputy Prosecutor Adam Green handled the case. Antak was represented by attorney Chris Lamont. Corporal Carlos Martinez and Sergeant Zach Nichols, Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.

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