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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 27, 2015

Sentencings for March 24 - 25, 2015

Eastern Shoshone Woman Sentenced for Voluntary Manslaughter

United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that on March 25, 2015, Ardis Enos, a 21-year-old enrolled Eastern Shoshone woman from Ethete, Wyoming, was sentenced by United States District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl for voluntary manslaughter. Enos received 132 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $3,700.00. The charge stemmed from Enos killing, upon a sudden heat of passion, her newborn son on March 26, 2014, on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts would like to remind everyone that a parent or parent’s designee may relinquish a newborn child who is 14 days of age or younger to a safe haven provider (a fire station, hospital, police department or sheriff’s office or any other place of shelter and safety identified by the department of family services which is staffed twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week) in accordance with Wyoming’s Safe Haven Laws [Wyo. Stat. §§ 14-11-101 et seq.] and retain complete anonymity. Relinquishment of a newborn child shall not, in and of itself, constitute abuse or neglect and the newborn child shall not be considered abused or neglected so long as the relinquishment is carried out in substantial compliance with the provision of the safe haven act.

Northern Arapaho Woman Sentenced for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that on March 24, 2015, Yvonne Lynn Moss, a 38-year-old enrolled Northern Arapaho woman from St. Stephens, Wyoming, was sentenced by United States District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Moss received 37 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. Restitution will be determined at a later date. The charge stemmed from an assault on Clarence Joseph Tyler, Moss’s boyfriend, which took place on or about October 11, 2014, on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Clarence Joseph Tyler subsequently died as a result of the injuries he suffered during the assault. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with substantial assistance of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Updated July 15, 2015