By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 3, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) - One of the protesters at a Native American rally in Reno in October has been sentenced to 16 hours community service after he admitted punching a passenger in a pickup truck that drove into the demonstrators near the city’s famous arch.

Samuel Harry pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple battery in Reno Municipal Court Tuesday as part of a plea agreement stemming from the Columbus Day altercation.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (https://tinyurl.com/jfhx32f) the 21-year-old man who does work for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony told Judge Tammy Riggs that he has learned his lesson.

The truck driver, 18-year-old Nicholas Mahaffey, is scheduled to go to trial March 1 on a charge of provoking an assault. Police say his truck allegedly knocked 59-year-old Kitty Colbert to the ground, seriously injuring her.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, https://www.rgj.com

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