Wyoming Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federal Officer
U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming Christopher A. Crofts announced today that on April 23, 2015, Jakota Allen Wolfname, a 24 year old Northern Arapaho Tribal Member, was sentenced for forcibly resisting and interfering with a federal officer in connection with an incident on February 10, 2014, involving the Defendant assaulting a Bureau of Indian Affairs Officer while the officer was attempting to lawfully arrest the Defendant, and having physical contact with the officer during the assault. Wolfname was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl to 24 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised release, no fine and a $100.00 special assessment. Wolfname was also ordered to pay $819.00 in restitution for some of the officer’s medical costs associated with the injuries he sustained during the assault. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.