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UPDATED at 3:25 p.m.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Two Lander men received criminal charges after they allegedly broke into a residence and assaulted a woman.
“This was not random,” Chief Jim Carey said. “It was a planned assault.”
He said Seth Lebeau, 30, and Michael Pingatore, 28, knew the victim, and Lebeau was related to her some way. Carey was unclear of the relationship at this point in the investigation.
At 7:36 p.m. on Wednesday, police were called to the 400 block of Washington Street where two men reportedly kicked in the door to a residence and struck the victim. Carey said she was allegedly struck in the face, but she did not require treatment by EMS.
Lebeau received citations for Simple Assault and Criminal entry. Pingatore was not immediately located.
At 9:31 p.m., police were called by someone on the 200 block of South Fourth Street for a report of a man throwing things at the location and that he might be the assault suspect they were seeking. Carey said officers then made contact with Pingatore on the 500 block of Main Street after he had left the Fourth Street location.
Pingatore was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery, Domestic Violence, Public Intoxication, Property Destruction, Criminal Entry and Trespassing.