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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Neopit Man Indicted for Assault and Firearm Offense on Menominee Indian Reservation

Gregory J. Haanstad, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on June 6, 2017, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against a man allegedly involved in an assault and firearms offense on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The indictment named Dillon J. Peters, Sr. (age: 30) of Neopit, which is located on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Count One of the indictment charges Peters with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in violation of 18 United States Code, Section 113(a)(3). Count Two charged Peters with Use of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Violent Crime in violation of 18 United States Code, Section 924(c). On Count One, Peters faces a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release. On Count Two, Peters faces a mandatory 10-year consecutive sentence and up to life in prison.

 

According to the indictment, between about May 5 and May 7, 2017, Peters discharged a firearm in furtherance of an assault committed against another person. The incident occurred at Peters’ residence in Neopit.

 

The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. 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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For additional information contact:

Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig at 414 297-1700

 

Updated June 8, 2017