United States Attorney's Office Activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 01, 2011

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY DISTRICT OF WYOMING

Christopher A. Crofts
United States Attorney

CONTACT: John R. Powell United States Attorney Spokesman PHONE: 307-772-2124

Wyoming Man Indicted for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that twenty-nine year old Joshua Addison of the Wind River Reservation appeared in federal court on July 27, 2011, after having been indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm. This charge carries a maximum punishment of up to ten years imprisonment, and a $250,000.00 fine. A detention hearing and arraignment have been set for August 1, 2011, in Lander, Wyoming, however, a trial date has not yet been set. An indictment is only an accusation. In every criminal case, the accused is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and the government always has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Wyoming Man Indicted for One Count of Involuntary Manslaughter and One Count of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that twenty-six year old Roy Shamblen of the Wind River Reservation appeared in federal court on July 27, 2011, after having been indicted in a two count indictment, alleging involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. The involuntary manslaughter charge carries a maximum term of eight years imprisonment, whereas the assault charge carries a maximum term of ten years imprisonment, however both have a maximum potential fine of $250,000.00. A detention hearing and arraignment have been set for August 1, 2011, in Lander, Wyoming, and a trial date has not yet been set. An indictment is only an accusation. In every criminal case, the accused is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and the government always has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Wyoming Man Indicted for Assaulting a Federal Officer and Property Destruction

United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that thirty year old Menyan Dresser of the Wind River Reservation appeared in federal court on July 27, 2011, after having been indicted for assaulting a federal officer and property destruction. The assault on a federal officer charge carries a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty years, the property destruction charge carries a maximum term of ten years imprisonment, and each a fine of up to $250,000.00. Trial has been set for September 26, 2011, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, before United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson. An indictment is only an accusation. In every criminal case, the accused is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and the government always has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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