Menominee Indian Reservation Resident Charged with Shooting on the Reservation
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 24, 2009|
United States Attorney Michelle L. Jacobs announced today that Jamie Soto, a non-Indian resident of the Menominee Indian Reservation, was indicted November 24, 2009, on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and the use of a gun in the commission of a crime of violence, for shooting at a tribal member on the reservation. Soto faces a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon and a mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence if convicted of the gun charge.
The case was investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police Department, the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tammy Jo Hock.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.