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Keshena Man Indicted for Aggravated Assault on Menominee Indian Reservation

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

Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on July 16, 2019, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against a man allegedly involved in an assault that resulted in a woman sustaining serious bodily injury. The indictment named Brad L. Blackowl (age: 28) of Keshena, which is located in the Menominee Indian Reservation.

The indictment charged Blackowl with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 113(a)(6). If convicted, Blackowl faces a maximum of ten years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release.

According to the indictment, on or about February 17, 2019, the defendant struck a woman with his fist, causing her to sustain nasal injuries requiring surgical reconstruction.

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

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.

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Updated July 19, 2019