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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Keshena, WI Man Indicted on Assault Charge

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on September 20, 2016, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Bryant Waupoose, Sr. (age: 47) of Keshena, Wisconsin, charging him with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Harm 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 $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of Supervised Release.

According to the indictment, Waupoose, punched and kicked a man on or about July 31, 2016, leading to the man suffering a broken jaw and fractured foot. The incident occurred in Keshena on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

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.

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 guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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Updated September 22, 2016