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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Menominee Man Indicted for Aggravated Assault on Menominee Indian Reservation

Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on December 3, 2019, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Kurtis L. Peters, Jr. (age: 22), formerly of Keshena, which is located on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

The indictment charged Peters with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 113(a)(6). If convicted, Peters 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 indictment, on or about June 26, 2018, the defendant operated a motor vehicle while under the influence on a state highway within the boundaries of the Menominee Indian Reservation. Peters allegedly lost control of the vehicle, causing it to crash and resulting in serious injury to a female passenger.

The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case, which Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier will prosecute.

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.

 

For Additional Information Contact:

Public Information Officer Kenneth Gales 414-297-1700

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Updated December 5, 2019