(Cheyenne, WY) – Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that Ronald Blaise Jenkins, 25, of Arapahoe, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 22, 2021, for assault with a firearm resulting in serious bodily injury.
The Indictment alleges that on January 5, 2021, Jenkins did knowingly carry, and discharge a firearm during and in relation to a federal crime of violence, namely, assault, resulting in serious bodily injury to the victim.
Jenkins appeared on August 10, 2021, before Chief United States Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin and pleaded not guilty to the indictment.
A jury trial is set for September 27, 2021, in Casper before Chief United States District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is not less than 10 years nor more than Life imprisonment; 5 years of supervised release; up to a $250,000 fine and a $300 special assessment.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Wind River Police Department, with assistance from the Riverton Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Kerry J. Jacobson is prosecuting the case.
The charges against Jenkins are merely accusations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.