Eastern Shoshone Man Found Guilty on Five Counts of Assault
United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that on December 19th, 2012, a federal jury in Cheyenne, Wyoming, found Casey James Nowlin, 27, an Eastern Shoshone descendent of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, guilty of five counts of a six count indictment charging assault with a dangerous weapon and aiding and abetting, as well as assault resulting in serious bodily injury and aiding and abetting. The assaults had occurred in April of 2012 on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The trial before Chief United States District Judge Nancy Freudenthal began on December 10, 2012, and continued through December 19, 2012. Nowlin has been detained since his initial arrest on April 22, 2012 and remains detained pending sentencing, which is set before Judge Freudenthal on February 26, 2013.
A conviction for assault with a dangerous weapon and aiding and abetting, as well as assault resulting in serious bodily injury and aiding and abetting each carry a maximum penalty of ten (10) years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine or both.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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