(Riverton, Wyo.) – Two Riverton women and an Arapahoe man are facing state and federal charges after the trio attacked an off duty Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer and his girlfriend. Arrested for Disturbing the Peace were Rhonda Monroe, 36 and Valerie Means, 30. Means was also found to have an outstanding Contempt of Court warrant. Also arrested on an outstanding Contempt of Court warrant and for Interference was Clarence Moss, 20, Arapahoe,
According to a Riverton Police report, the couple had been looking at a home to purchase in the 100 block of East Jefferson on Friday when a vehicle pulled up, the trio jumped out and began attacking the couple. The off duty officer was wearing what is known as a “soft” uniform and had his sidearm with him. A Realtor who was showing the house witnessed the attack, and his vehicle received damage when the trio raced away from the scene, hitting it twice.
The BIA officer was only identified as a 34-year-old man from Ethete and his companion was identified as a 28-year-old woman from Riverton. The officer sustained a sprained wrist in the attack and the woman had scratches on her face, but were otherwise uninjured. According to the police report, the attack was of such a nature that the officer had considered drawing his service weapon, but did not.
A motive for the attack was not revealed. A special agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken over investigation of the incident, since it involved an attack on a Federal officer. Federal charges against the trio are expected to be filed.