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Keshena Man Indicted for Kidnapping, Assault with Intent to Murder, and Strangulation on 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 April 23, 2024, a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging John V. Miller, Jr. (age: 42), of Keshena, Wisconsin, with kidnapping, assault with intent to murder, and strangulation on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

The indictment charged Miller as follows:










On or about March 29, 2024

Kidnapping in Indian Country, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1201(a)(2) and 1153(a)

Up to 20 years in prison, up to $250,000 fine


On or about March 29, 2024

Assault with Intent to Murder, 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(1) and 1153(a)

Up to 20 years in prison, up to $250,000 fine


On or about March 29, 2024

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

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

According to filed court documents, on or about March 29, 2024, while at a location on the Menominee Indian Reservation, Miller allegedly strangled a woman with whom he had a prior intimate relationship, attempted to strangle her to the point of unconsciousness, and assaulted her in an attempt to kill her. Miller then allegedly seized and confined her inside the trunk of a vehicle to conceal his actions.

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 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.


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Updated April 24, 2024