Ish given life sentence

Anthony Ish, Jr.
Staff Writer

Anthony Martin Ish, 34, of Fort Hall, was sentenced on Thursday to life imprisonment with no parole by Senior U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced. A jury convicted Ish of second degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon on Feb. 14, 2017, following a one-week jury trial in Pocatello.
Evidence at trial established that on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, Ish shot and killed Darrel Auck outside Ish's grandmother's mobile home on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. Auck and several others were in attendance for Ish's birthday party. Eyewitnesses testified that Ish fired a pistol at Auck several times, at close range, while Auck was trying to get away.
Extensive search efforts were conducted by law enforcement and the community, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Fort Hall Police Department, Shoshone-Banock Tribes, and Search and Rescue, but Auck's body has not been recovered.
This case was investigated by the FBI and the Fort Hall Police Department.