Prison for Blackfoot Man After Trying to Kill Woman with Rifle
POCATELLO, Idaho (KLIX)-A Blackfoot man will spend more than a decade behind bars after trying to kill another person with a rifle in 2018 on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
According to the office of U.S. Attorney Bart Davis, Andrew Galloway, 30, was sentenced to nearly 15 years on charges of assault with intent to commit murder and using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Chief U.S. District Judge David Nye sentenced Galloway to 10 years on the firearm charge and just under five years for the assault charge; Galloway pleaded guilty to the charges in July, 2019.
In June, 2018 Fort Hall Police were called to home on the reservation and found Galloway inside holding a rifle with a female victim holding the barrel to keep from being shot. Police were able to disarm and arrest Galloway. The woman told officers Galloway had gone into the house without permission and she kicked him out, but he returned with the rifle which she quickly grabbed and yelled for another person in the house to call police. Before authorities arrived fired the gun three times while the woman held the gun. Later Galloway admitted he intended to kill the woman and then himself.