United States Attorney's Office Activity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 04, 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 Man Indicted for Escape. United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that Blaine YellowFox, of the Wind River Reservation appeared in federal court after having been indicted for escape. The September 22, 2011, indictment alleges that he escaped from custody, when he willfully failed to return within the time prescribed to the Community Alternatives of Casper, an institutional facility in which he was lawfully confined at the direction of the Attorney General by virtue of a judgment and commitment of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. This offense carries a penalty of up to five years imprisonment and a $250,000.00 fine. Trial has been set for December, 2011, before Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal. 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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