(Cheyenne, WY) – Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that Royce Neil Perry Jr. aka “Chucky,” 24, of Fort Washakie, pled guilty to one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of involuntary manslaughter, at a change of plea hearing held in front of United States District Chief Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on September 29, 2021.
Perry was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 22, 2021, in two indictments.
The first indictment alleged that he assaulted an individual in 2019 by hitting them with closed fists and kicking them in the head and face repeatedly with steel toed shoes.
By pleading guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury, Perry could face up to 10 years imprisonment, three years of supervised release, $250,000 fine and $100 special assessment.
In the second indictment, Perry was charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child abuse.
According to that indictment, on November 2, 2020, Perry drove a motor vehicle, under the influence of controlled substances, in a reckless manner, killing the passenger and injuring two children.
By pleading guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter, Perry could face up to eight years imprisonment, three years of supervised release, $250,000 fine and $100 special assessment.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl accepted Perry’s plea and scheduled the sentencing hearing on December 20, 2021 in Casper, Wyoming.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Elmore prosecuted the case.