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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Menominee Indian Reservation Men Indicted on Assault Charge

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on July 19, 2016, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Johnny L. Kinney (age: 22) of Neopit, Wisconsin, and Bo Peters (age: 20) of Keshena, Wisconsin, charging them 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 defendants each face a sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of Supervised Release.

According to the indictment, Kinney and Peters, assaulted a male on April 17, 2016, leading to the male suffering a broken nose and damaged sinuses. The incident occurred in Neopit 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 July 20, 2016