(Casper, Wyo.) – United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced that on December 11, 2013, Jess Theodore Birdshead, a 47-year-old from Arapahoe, Wyoming, appeared in Federal District Court in Casper for sentencing before United States District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on the charge of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily Harm.

Birdshead was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $5,733.00 in restitution.

The charge stemmed from an assault which occurred on May 20, 2013, on the Wind River Indian Reservation. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.