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Blackfoot man sentenced for threatening woman

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POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-A Blackfoot man was sentenced to federal prison for threatening a woman with a rifle at a house on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in 2018.

U.S. Attorney for Idaho Bart Davis said Tuesday that Andrew Dixey Galloway, 30, pleaded guilty to a variety of charges on July 29,2019.

According to court records, Fort Hall Police were called to a house on June 17, 2018. Officers heard shouting from inside the house. Once inside, they saw Galloway holding a rifle and a female victim holding the rifle's barrel. They disarmed Galloway and took him into custody.

Later, the victim told police Galloway entered her house without permission. She escorted him out and locked the door. When Galloway banged on the door, the woman opened the door and saw him carrying a rifle. The victim grabbed the barrel and held on so he could not point the gun at her. A family member in a back room called police.

During a scuffle, Galloway fired the gun three times. He admitted to investigators that he went to the victim's house with the intent of killing her and then himself.

Chief U.S. District Judge David Nye sentenced Galloway to nearly 15 years in federal prison for assault with intent to commit murder and using a firearm in commission of violence. He was sentenced to nearly 5 years on an assault charge and to a consecutive term of 10 years on the firearm charge.

Galloway was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine and five years of supervised release after he completes his prison term.

Local News / News / Pocatello

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