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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 31, 2022

FORT WASHAKIE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSAULT BY STRANGULATION

United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that XAVIER BRANDON GUINA, 25, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming pleaded guilty to assault by strangulation and suffocation on March 29, 2022, before United States District Court Chief Judge Scott W. Skavdahl. Sentencing has been set for June 17, 2022.

Guina faces up to 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This crime is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant United States Attorney Kerry J. Jacobson is prosecuting the case.  

Case No. 21-cr-00129-SWS

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor) United States Attorney Spokesman Office: 307-772-2124 Email: usawy.pio@usdoj.gov Twitter: @usaowy
Press Release Number: 
22-031
Updated March 31, 2022