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Riverton Man Sentenced for Assault by Strangulation

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

Steven Cole C’Bearing, age 29, of Riverton, Wyoming, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for assault by strangulation. U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson imposed the sentence on October 5, 2023, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

According to court documents, on May 18, 2023, C’Bearing had been drinking and became upset with the victim in this case. He struck the victim in the head and neck, then strangled the victim with his hands and later with his leg around the victim’s neck. The defendant was charged by complaint in June, waived the indictment, and pled guilty in July.

This crime was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore.

Case No. 23-CR-00086


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

Updated October 6, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-049