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June 2 trial set for man accused of assaulting BIA police of

Apr 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer

A Northern Arapahoe man is charged with assault on a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer.

The defendant, Kevin Paul Brown, 23, of Fort Washakie pleaded not guilty March 31.

He was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond and faces trial June 2.

"The officer went to arrest Mr. Brown, and the allegation is he resisted arrest violently, and the officer was injured in the course of his arrest," spokesman for the District of Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office

John Powell said.

Documents filed in federal district court do not explain the nature of Brown's alleged assault. A grand jury indictment stated on Nov. 16 that Brown assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded and interfered with BIA police officer Michael Shockley on the Wind River Indian Reservation while the officer was engaged in his police duties.

It continued to say, "such acts involved physical contact with, and bodily injury to, the officer."

If convicted, Brown would face up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution.

On March 31, Brown was released from custody after agreeing to pay $10,000 if he violates the conditions of his bond. He is to stay with his wife in Fort Washakie, pursue a GED, avoid contact with potential witnesses, submit to drug and alcohol testing, and make all court appearances.

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