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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 20, 2015

Kodiak Man Indicted For Assault

Anchorage, Alaska - U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that a Kodiak man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage, Alaska for Assault.

Michael Ensley, 55, of Kodiak, Alaska was charged with one count of assault causing serious bodily injury, and one count of unlawfully entering U.S. Coast Guard property, Coast Guard base Kodiak, to conduct the assault.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder, who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that Ensley faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, and a $250,000 dollar fine.  Under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based on a number of factors, including the seriousness of the offense and any prior criminal history of the defendant.

The U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service and the Alaska State Troopers conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Updated February 4, 2016