Fort Hall Man Pleads Guilty to Assault Charge
(KLIX) – A Fort Hall man has pleaded guilty to a charge of assault that resulted in the serious bodily injury of another person.
Stormy Ray Adakai, 24, was indicted last November by a federal grand jury in Pocatello, according to U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 22, 2020, before Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
Davis said in a news release that according to court records Fort Hall Police were notified in the early morning hours of Sept. 2, 2018 that a truck driver had been assaulted while inside his semi-truck parked near the TP Gas Station on Ross Fork Road, in the area of the Fort Hall Casino on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
The victim told police that, while he was asleep in his truck’s cab, an unknown male, later identified as Adakai, broke into the cab and assaulted him. Adakai demanded money and struck the victim repeatedly with rocks. As a result of the assault, the victim suffered a broken nose, a broken orbital (eye) bone, and a brain hemorrhage. The victim also had seizures as a result of the brain hemorrhage.
A witness identified Adakai as the assailant, according to the news release. Adakai later admitted to investigators that while intoxicated and wanting money he had assaulted the victim using rocks.
Davis said the charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to three years.