Utah Woman Charged with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 16, 2013|
U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming Christopher A. Crofts announced that on May 23, 2013, Tahlene Shaw Serawop, a 25-year-old Ute Tribal Member, was charged in an indictment with one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(6) and 1153. The charge against Ms. Serawop stemmed from an incident that occurred on December 20, 2012, on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. An indictment is only an accusation. In every criminal case, the accused is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and the government always has the burden of proving guilt at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.