(FREMONTCOUNTY) SeveralFremontCountyresidents recently were sentenced to prison in federal court.
United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced that on September 26, 2011, Jeffery Neal Underwood, a twenty-five-year-old enrolled Northern Arapaho Tribal Member from the Wind River Indian Reservation, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal to a total of 24 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for his role in committing the offense of assault resulting in serious bodily injury of a 46-day-old minor child, which occurred on March 8, 2011, on the Wind River Indian Reservation. In addition to the period of imprisonment and supervised release, Jeffrey Neal Underwood was ordered to pay over $39,000 in restitution for the injuries sustained by the minor child.
An 18-year-old non-Indian from Riverton, Zachary Aden Thomas Humphrey was sentenced to a total of 84 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for his role in a robbery which occurred on April 8, (2011), on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Thomas Lincoln and twenty-two-year-old Ronald Keith York, Jr., both enrolled members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe from Ethete, appeared before the Honorable Scott W. Skavdahl in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming on September 28, 2011 pursuant to a three count Indictment charging them with second degree murder and aiding and abetting, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and aiding and abetting and assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm and aiding and abetting for their roles in the August 5, 2011 beating death of John Michael Crispin, III, age 33, also of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The charges carry a maximum possible penalty of life imprisonment, a fine of $750,000.00, five years of supervised release and a $300.00 special assessment. A joint trial has been set for November 7, 2011, inCheyennebefore Chief United States District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal. An indictment is only an accusation. In every criminal case, the accused is presumed to be innocent of the charges until proven guilty, and theUnited Statesalways has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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