Fremont County man indicted for carjacking, assault

(Fremont County, WY) – United States Attorney Bob Murray announced in a press release today, January 26th that 33-year-old Shane Duane Blackburn, of Fort Washakie, was arrested and indicted for carjacking, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and assaulting a federal officer.

If convicted on all charges, Blackburn could face up to 45 years imprisonment, up to a $750,000 fine, three years of supervised release and a $200 special assessment.

Blackburn appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Teresa M. McKee on January 21, 2021, for an arraignment hearing and pleaded not guilty. Blackburn was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals, and a jury trial has been set for March 14, 2022, before Chief United States District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl.

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This crime is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Elmore.

An indictment merely contains allegations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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