United States Attorney's Office Activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 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

Northern Arapaho Men Indicted for Murder and Assault on the Wind River Indian Reservation. United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that twenty-five-year-old Anthony Thomas Lincoln and twenty-two-year-old Ronald Keith York, Jr., both enrolled members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe from Ethete, Wyoming, appeared before the Honorable Scott W. Skavdahl in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming on September 28, 2011 pursuant to a three count Indictment charging them with second degree murder and aiding and abetting, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and aiding and abetting and assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm and aiding and abetting for their roles in the August 5, 2011 beating death of John Michael Crispin, III, age 33, also of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The charges carry a maximum possible penalty of life imprisonment, a fine of $750,000.00, five years of supervised release and a $300.00 special assessment. A joint trial has been set for November 7, 2011, in Cheyenne, Wyoming before Chief United States District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal. An indictment is only an accusation. In every criminal case, the accused is presumed to be innocent of the charges until proven guilty, and the United States always has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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