A 58-year-old Pocatello man could spend eight years in prison after pleading guilty to assaulting an officer on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
Lyle Plentywounds, Sr., entered his plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Pocatello.
According to the plea agreement, Plentywounds acknowledged that he was intoxicated on May 2 when an officer tried to gain entry to a residence where a disturbance had been reported.
Plentywounds blocked the door and told the officer he was a martial artist and an ex-convict before kicking him in the chest.
He struck the officer in the face during the subsequent arrest.
Plentywounds is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 18 at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
He's spent time in Idaho prison after multiple drunken-driving arrests over the last two decades.