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Keshena Man Indicted for Aggravated Assault and Domestic Violence Offenses on the Menominee Indian Reservation

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 on February 27, 2024, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Arrelio R. Escalante (age 36) of Keshena, Wisconsin, with aggravated assault and domestic violence on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

The indictment charged Escalante as follows:






On or about February 8, 2024

Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(6) and 1153(a)

Up to 10 years in prison, up to $250,000 fine


On or about February 8, 2024

Domestic Assault by Strangulation, 18 U.S.C. § 113(a)(8) and 1153(a)

Up to 10 years in prison, up to $250,000 fine.

Escalante also faces terms of supervised release and special assessments of $100 per count if convicted.

According to filed court documents, on or about February 8, 2024, Escalante allegedly assaulted a woman with whom he had a domestic relationship by punching her, attempting to strangle her, and strangling her to the point of unconsciousness. The woman suffered serious bodily injuries including severe bruising and a broken nose as a result of the assault, which occurred at a residence on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier will prosecute the case in the U.S. District Court in Green Bay.

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


For further information contact:

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(414) 297-1700

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Updated March 1, 2024