Eastern Shoshone Woman Sentenced for Forcibly Assaulting and Resisting a Federal Law Enforcement Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2011

CHEYENNE, WY - United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced that on November 17, 2011, Menyan Dresser, a 32-year-old enrolled Eastern Shoshone from the Wind River Indian Reservation, appeared in Federal District Court for sentencing before United States District Judge Alan B. Johnson on a single count of forcibly assaulting and resisting a federal law enforcement officer. Dresser received 70 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $3,350.26. The charge stemmed from an offense which occurred on July 13, 2011 on the Wind River Indian Reservation and involved officers from the Wind River Police Department and Agents of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This case was investigated by the Wind River Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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