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Trial set for man charged with assault on reservation

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports

A jury trial has been set for June 2 in Casper for Dustin James Friday, 23, a Northern Arapaho tribal member charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

The charge stems from a Jan. 14 incident on the Wind River Indian Reservation, during which Friday allegedly assaulted Matthew Behan, causing "serious bodily injury" to the victim. Friday faces a potential 10-year prison term and could be ordered to pay restitution, a fine and a special assessment, according to Christopher A. Crofts, U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming. The charge was filed March 20.

Friday had his initial appearance in court March 27 in Lander, and a detention hearing was held April 1. He pleaded not guilty during the hearing and was released on a $10,000 bond. He is required to seek and maintain employment and submit to drug and alcohol testing. The terms of his curfew require that he is home from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily, and he is to avoid all contact with the individuals involved in his case.

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