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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Keshena Man Indicted on Assault Charge

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on June 7, 2016, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Jeremy M. Peters (age: 29) of Keshena, Wisconsin, charging him with a count of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in violation of 18 United States Code, Sections 113(a)(6) and 1153(a). If convicted of the offense, the defendant faces a sentence of up to 10 years imprisonment, a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

According to the indictment, Peters, who is an enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, assaulted another member of the tribe, causing serious injury including a broken facial bone.

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

The public is cautioned that an indictment is merely a charge and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Updated June 9, 2016