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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 22, 2019

Keshena Man Indicted for Firearm Offense and Domestic Violence on the Menominee Indian Reservation

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 a firearms offense on the Menominee Indian Reservation. In addition, the grand jury returned a one-count indictment against the same man allegedly involved in domestic violence against a woman on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Both indictments named Jeremy Nunway (age: 39) of Keshena.

The first indictment charged Nunway with Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g). If convicted of this charge, Nunway 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 first indictment, on or about October 9, 2018, the defendant possessed an SKS semiautomatic rifle at a location in the Menominee Indian Reservation at the time the defendant was prohibited from possession of firearms.

This firearms offense is being prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods’ strategy brings together all levels of law enforcement and community resources to reduce violent crime and improve the quality of life in all our neighborhoods.

The second indictment charges Nunway with Domestic Assault by Strangulation in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 113(a)(8). If convicted of this charge, Nunway 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 second indictment, on or about April 17, 2019, the defendant strangled a woman with whom he had a dating relationship on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

The Menominee Tribal Police Department investigated both cases, Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted in the investigation of the Domestic Assault charge. Both cases 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 22, 2019