Wyoming Man Charged with Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 07, 2013|
United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced today that Lee Michael Spoonhunter, an enrolled Northern Arapaho Tribal member, appeared in federal court on June 6, 2013, for an arraignment. Mr. Spoonhunter appeared with counsel and pled not guilty to the indictment charging assault resulting in serious bodily injury, in violation 18 U.S.C. §§113(a)(6) & 1153. Mr. Spoonhunter’s trial will be held on August 12, 2013, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, before Chief United States District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal. This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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