All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
(Shoshoni, WY) – 45-year-old Shoshoni resident Bryan Dunihoo pled “not guilty” at his November 3rd arraignment hearing to charges of felonious restraint and aggravated assault and battery, for a reported incident occurring on and around September 16th.
Dunihoo is alleged to have physically assaulted the victim over the course of the night and into the next day, and would not let them leave the residence through means of physical restraint.
A jury trial has been set for March 21st, 2021.
On the morning of September 21st, a Shoshoni Police Department (SPD) Sergeant was contacted for a report of domestic violence that occurred a few days earlier.
That report indicated that Dunihoo had made various threats throughout the night while occasionally wielding a gun and becoming increasingly violent, also physically hitting and restraining the victim multiple times.
The victim attempted to escape the morning of September 17th but was forced back inside by Dunihoo, according to a witness account shared in the court documents.
The assault then continued and escalated to the point the victim had difficulty breathing, and the report indicates that once Dunihoo realized they were having a hard time breathing, he called a relative.
Court documents indicate that Dunihoo’s relative arrived at the residence with another person, and was able to convince him to let them leave “after approximately two hours,” at which point they brought the victim to an off-duty nurse to assess the injuries.
The nurse later told SPD officers that the victim had “bruising on their left rib cage that may have been cracked, bruising on their right upper arm, and a golf ball sized lump on their sternum.”
Dunihoo’s jury trial has been set for March 21st, 2022.
The maximum penalty for a felonious restraint charge is five years imprisonment.
The maximum penalty for an aggravated assault and battery felony charge is 10 years imprisonment.
County 10 will provide more information on the case as it becomes available, which can be found here.