Three Men are First Capitol Breach Defendants Convicted at Trial of Assaulting Police Officers with Pepper Spray
United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that SHANE DUANE BLACKBURN, age 33, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming was arrested and indicted for carjacking, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and assaulting a federal officer. If convicted on all charges, Blackburn could face up to 45 years’ imprisonment, up to a $750,000 fine, three years of supervised release and a $200 special assessment.
Blackburn appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Teresa M. McKee on January 21, 2021, for an arraignment hearing and pleaded not guilty. Blackburn was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals, and a jury trial has been set for March 14, 2022, before Chief United States District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl.
This crime is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Elmore.
An indictment merely contains allegations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Case # 0:22-cr-00012-SWS
Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor)
United States Attorney Spokesman