Autopsy planned on woman who died at Fort Washakie jail; Dubois man died of heart attack

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Fremont County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen said there was nothing outwardly suspicious in the death of a 32-year-old female, presumed to be from Riverton, who died at the BIA Wind River Police Department jail Thursday night. Stratmoen said an autopsy will be conducted Satuday. The woman’s identity has not yet been released. Prolonged efforts to revive the woman at the jail were unsuccessful.

Single vehicle rollover Saturday on Blue Sky Highway

(Ethete, Wyo.) — A single vehicle rollover involving a late model GMC pickup occurred Saturday around 1 p.m. just south of Hornecker’s Corner on the Blue Sky Highway. From evidence at the scene, the vehicle apparently left the roadway on the right side as the vehicle was heading north, the driver tried to get back on the road when the vehicle flipped on its side in the roadway and then rolled, ending up next to a fence pointing in the opposite direction. The Fort Washakie First Responders and Fire Battalion responded along with the BIA Wind River Police Department and a Fremont County Ambulance, which transported the injured to SageWest-Lander Health Center.

Trio faces Federal and State charges in attack on BIA Police Officer in Riverton

(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,

DUI saturation patrol scheduled for July 4 in Fremont County

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Fremont County law enforcement officers will be out in force July 4 conducting a county-wide saturation patrol focused at removing drunk drivers from county roadways.
Officers from Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Lander Police Department, Riverton Police Department, Shoshoni Police Department, Wind River Police Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol are scheduled to participate in the DUI saturation patrol.Named the Wind River Project, the DUI saturation patrols are scheduled as an effort by Fremont County law enforcement officers.

“This joint effort is aimed at battling Wyoming’s deadliest crime, drunk driving. Our goal is zero arrests for DUI,” according to Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputy Arnie Zertuche. “Fremont County law enforcement officers want all families and friends to be safe on our highways, streets and roads.

Fort Washakie man sentenced in Federal assault case

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – A 25-year-old Fort Washakie man was sentenced in Federal District Court in Cheyenne this month to time served for his role in an assault that occurred on the Wind River Indian Reservation. United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts said Finn Grey Burnett, Jr., 25, of Fort Washakie, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 10 after Burnett Jr. pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury, in violation of 18 USC §§ 113(a)(6) and 1153.

EST General Council interrupted by bomb threat; Federal Police investigating; meeting reset for Saturday, May 19

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) — The Eastern Shoshone Tribe’s General Council meeting Saturday at Rocky Mountain Hall was interrupted when an alleged bomb threat was apparently called in. According to several on-scene witnesses, law enforcement agencies evacuated the hall and all surrounding buildings. All local emergency service agencies responded to the scene, and set up a command post east of the Shoshone Chief’s/US Post Office building, about one block away and across the highway from Rocky Mountain Hall.

Man indicted in Reservation assault case, trial set for June 8

(Cheyenne) — Federal prosecutors said Monday a resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation had been indicted on three charges in connection with an alleged assault. U. S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts said Matthew Antelope, 30, will be tried on three counts, including assault resulting in serious bodily injury, assault with a dangerous weapon, namely a knife, and escape from custody. Each assault charge carries a maximum penalty of up to ten years imprisonment and a $250,000.00 fine, the escape charge carries a maximum penalty of up to five years imprisonment and a $250,000.00 fine.