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Odanah Man Receives 48-month Prison Sentence for Aggravated Assault On Menominee Indian Reservation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that Justin Moore (age: 34), a former resident of the Menominee Indian Reservation, was sentenced to federal prison for Domestic Assault by Strangulation. Moore, an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, pleaded guilty to the charge on August 7, 2020. At a hearing on November 16, 2020, Senior United States District Judge William C. Griesbach imposed a total sentence of 48 months in prison, followed by 36 months on supervised release.

According to court records, on December 1, 2019, Moore strangled a woman, with whom he was involved in a domestic relationship, while at a residence in Keshena, which is on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The woman sustained injuries during the incident that required medical attention.

In sentencing Moore, Judge Griesbach observed that Moore engaged in a “cruel” offense, made even more aggravated by the presence of children. Judge Griesbach noted Moore’s “tormenting” of the victim and her child “cries out for severe punishment.” Judge Griesbach emphasized the need to protect the public from the defendant and observed the need to deter others who might consider engaging in violence against women.

The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier.

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Updated November 17, 2020