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Assault on Menominee Indian Reservation Leads to Prison Sentence for Neopit Man

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that Dillon Peters (30) of Neopit was sentenced on January 8, 2018 to 77 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release after a conviction for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea in October 2017 before Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach.


The investigation revealed that Peters pointed a handgun at a woman during a May 2017 argument at a residence in Neopit. After pointing the handgun at the woman, Peters fired a round through the couch on which the woman was sitting.


In sentencing Peters, Chief Judge Griesbach noted the serious nature of the offense, noting the high level of danger involved in firing a firearm inside a home. The court also referred to Peters’ prior tribal convictions for offenses involving multiple victims.


The case was investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier prosecuted the case.


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For additional information contact:

Acting Public Information Officer Elizabeth Makowski at 414 297-1700

Updated January 9, 2018