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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

FORT WASHAKIE MAN SENTENCED FOR ASSAULT RESULTING IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURY

Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced today that EMILIO LEE WESAW, age 31, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was sentenced on August 16, 2022, for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Chief United States District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl sentenced Wesaw to 27 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release, and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment.

On October 29, 2021, on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wesaw sent a text message to the victim asking for a ride. When the victim arrived at Wesaw’s residence to pick him up, Wesaw opened the driver’s side door of the vehicle, pulled the victim out of the vehicle and, without provocation, began striking the victim’s head with his fists and feet. After the assault, Wesaw fled the area. The victim was subsequently treated for a fractured skull.

This crime was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.

Case No. 22-cr-00042-SWS

Topic(s): 
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: 
22-085
Updated August 24, 2022