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QUINAULT TRIBAL MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY IN CONNECTION WITH KIDNAPPING AND ASSAULT
Plea Agreement Calls for Five to Seven Year Prison Sentence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2007

KRISTOPHER GREGORY BRYAN, 24, a member of the Quinault Indian Nation, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, to Assault with Intent to Commit Another Felony and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Judge Franklin D. Burgess must sentence BRYAN to between 62 and 87 months in prison or the plea can be withdrawn. BRYAN is scheduled for sentencing on August 17, 2007.

According to the plea agreement, in late November 2005, BRYAN assaulted a woman in her home on the Quinault Reservation. BRYAN kept the woman confined to a room in the house and burned her on the arm with a lighter. Later he attacked her with a knife and a metal bar. The woman suffered permanent injury to her knee.

The case was investigated by the Quinault Police Department and the FBI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys J. Tate London and Jill Otake. Mr. London is a lead prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office for crimes on Indian Reservations.

For additional information please contact Emily Langlie, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Attorney’s Office, at (206) 553-4110.

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