Local Man Headed to Federal Prison

A resident of the Umatilla Indian Reservation was sentenced on Tuesday and now is headed to federal prison. 23 year old Tom Redhawk Tias was ordered to spend 48 months in federal prison, plus another three years of supervised release, for repeatedly striking a fellow resident of the reservation with his fists. Tias admitted to law enforcement officers that he continued striking the victim after the victim fell to the ground. He pled guilty last December 14th.