A 31-year-old Winnebago man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for assaulting a federal officer.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Thomas White, Jr. attacked a Winnebago police officer who asked him to leave the Winnebago school grounds in October last year.
The office says the police officer detected the odor of alcohol on White’s breath and when he tried to detain White, White charged at him and struck him. White hit the officer on his head, arms, and side before the officer gained control of the situation and put White in handcuffs.
The assault became a federal charge, because the Winnebago officer is a federal employee of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services.
A federal judge sentenced White to 33 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release.