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Man bound over for kidnapping incident at bank

Apr 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer

A Riverton man has been bound over to District Court on kidnapping and domestic assault charges stemming from an incident on April 8.

An affidavit in the case reveals details of the case against the defendant, Robert Troy Afterbuffalo, 40.

The Riverton Police Department arrested Afterbuffalo at the First Interstate Bank at 323 E. Main Street, Riverton. A teller at the bank had reported a woman passed in a check on which was written, "Call 911, he's killing me."

When the Riverton Police Department arrested Afterbuffalo, he had a blood alcohol content of .131 percent, according to the affidavit. An RPD officer saw empty and full beer cans on the floor of the vehicle Afterbuffalo had been in, and beer was sloshed around the interior.

He is charged with kidnapping and battering his ex-wife, Aldora White, 40.

He would face 20 years to life in prison for the first charge and up to six months in prison and a $750 fine for the second.

White was found in the vehicle with Afterbuffalo, and had scratches, bruises, bleeding and swelling on her head and collarbone.

Police say the Riverton man started an altercation with White near Fort Washakie over a washing machine and dryer on April 8.

The woman told an RPD detective she wanted to give the appliances to her family, but Afterbuffalo wanted to give them to his mother, according to the affidavit.

Reportedly, he began to beat her and then took her for a drive around the Ethete area while continuing to scratch, hit and choke her.

Then, they drove to 1575 E. Monroe Ave., in Riverton, while Afterbuffalo continued to hit her, according to the affidavit.

She tried to call a friend for help with her cellphone, but the defendant broke it.

They ended up at the ponds at the east end of East Monroe Avenue, where, according to White, Afterbuffalo beat her again and poured beer on her.

The defendant told her he wanted her to buy him hard drugs, according to the affidavit, and he drove to First Interstate Bank and told her to withdraw cash. There, she filled out the check.

White told investigators she was worried if she tried to escape or did not give him money he would beat her, according to the affidavit because he made statements such as, "I'm going to kill you."

His bond is set at $20,000 cash or $100,000 surety.

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