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Date: 03-29-2020

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United States of America v. Renfred Earl Aoah

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Judge: Scott W. Skavdahl

Court: United States District Court for the District of Wyoming (Laramie County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming

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Cheyenne, WY - The United States of America charged Renfred Earl Aoah with assaulting an intimate partner by both strangulation and suffocating her.

Renfred Earl Aoah, age 29, a resident of Fort Washakie, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 18, 2020, for three counts of assaulting an intimate partner by both strangling and suffocating her.

The Indictment alleges that on three separate occasions in 2019, the defendant knowingly and unlawfully either strangled or suffocated his intimate partner during the course of a domestic altercation.

The maximum penalty upon conviction for each count of assault by strangulation and/or suffocation is up to ten (10) years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution for the victimís injuries and loss may also be ordered.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation took Aoah into custody on March 25, 2020, in a continued commitment to safety in the Wind River Reservation community.

Judge Skavdahl remanded the defendant to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending a detention and arraignment.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wind River Police Department.

Outcome: The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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