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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 7, 2018

Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against Wilson Resident For Assaulting Federal Officers

          MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN — United States Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that Connie Margaret Metzger, a resident of Wilson, Michigan, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with two counts of assaulting a federal officer.

          The indictment alleges that on October 7, 2017, Metzger used a dangerous weapon, her vehicle, to forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede and interfere with a Hannahville Tribal Police Officer while he was engaged in the performance of his official duties. The indictment further alleges that, on the same date, Metzger punched a Michigan State Trooper while he was engaged in the performance of his official duties.

          If convicted, Metzger faces up to 20 years in federal prison on Count 1 of the indictment and up to eight years in federal prison on Count 2 of the indictment.

          This matter was investigated by the Hannahville Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hannah N. Bobee.

          The charges in an indictment are merely accusations, and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Updated May 7, 2018