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Pocatello man gets rider for August knife attack


Tommy Douglass Tea | Bannock County Jail

POCATELLO — A man who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault has been sent on a rider.

Tommy Douglass Tea, 26, was sentenced to a rider program with an underlying prison sentence of five to 15 years by District Judge Javier Gabiola at a hearing Thursday.

A rider program is where a judge sends a person to prison for up to a year to undergo different treatment programs. When the inmate has completed the program, the judge can then decide to send them back to prison or release them on probation.

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Tea was arrested by officers from the Pocatello Police Department in August following an altercation in Simplot Square. During the altercation, Tea threw a knife at another man. The knife lodged in the leg of the man.

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Tea reached a plea agreement with the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office. As part of the agreement, he pleaded guilty, and in exchange, prosecutors dismissed a deadly weapon enhancement.

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