Local man pled guilty to charge involving violent use of firearm

(Fremont County, WY) – Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that 25-year-old Ronald Blaise Jenkins pled guilty to “using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence” that occurred on January 5th, 2021 in Riverton.

Jenkins initially faced charges for two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm, after a reported incident involving a man that had allegedly been shot in the stomach over a song choice.

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The change of plea hearing was held in front of United States District Chief Judge Scott W. Skavdahl, who set sentencing for December 20, 2021.

The investigation was 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 prosecuted the case.

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