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Ethete man sentenced for assault resulting in serious bodily injury

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

Gary Lee Moon, a/k/a Rod or Rodney Moon, 43, of Ethete, Wyoming, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. According to court documents, on April 20, 2023, Moon and the victim were drinking together at the victim’s residence. When the victim laid down to sleep, Moon went into the bedroom and began hitting the victim with a metal pole. Moon struck the victim in the head, back, and arm, breaking the victim’s forearm and dislocating his elbow.

Moon pled guilty to the charge in September 2023 and was sentenced on December 13, 2023, by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal.

This crime was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the FBI. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy W. Gist.

Case No. 23-CR-00111


Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor)
Public Information Officer
Office: 307-772-2124 
Twitter: @usaowy

Updated December 15, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-066