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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Menominee Man Indicted for Armed Assault on Menominee Indian Reservation

Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on March 27, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against a man allegedly involved in an armed assault on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Shawn T. Sanapaw (age: 34) of Keshena, was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in violation of Title 18 United States Code 113(a) (3). Sanapaw faces a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

According to the indictment, on about September 29, 2017, Sanapaw assaulted another person with a firearm. The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. It 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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For Additional Information Contact:

Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig 414-297-1700

Updated March 28, 2018