U.S. District Court sentenced Riverton man for Child Porn; Reservation man sentenced for escape, another indicted

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – A 44-year-old Riverton man who was arrested for distribution of child pornography has been sentenced to 60 months in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. David Wright was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Cheyenne, Wright was sentenced today, Oct. 12, by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl.

The case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

A Wind River Reservation resident was sentenced on Oct. 5th for assault resulting in serious bodily injury and escape, according to a news release.

Matthew Antelope, 30, was sentenced to 51 months in prison to be followed by two years of supervised release and a $200 special assessment. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Clarence A. Brimmer.

Antelope was sentenced for escaping from the Community Alternatives facility in Casper, and a subsequent assault that occurred on the Reservation in February of this year, according to U.S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts.

In a third case, Crofts said that Louis Slone Yellowfox was indicted on an escape charge. Yellowfox is charged with escaping from Community Alternatives in Casper on July 19 of this year. Yellowfox had been confined to the center at the direction of the Attorney General by virtue of a judgment and commitment order from the U.S. District Court, District of  Wyoming.

The escape charge carries maximum penalties of five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

According to a news release, an indictment is only an accusation and the accused is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and the government always has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.