Two reservation residents sentenced for assaults with deadly weapons in separate cases

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office has released the following information about two Wind River Indian Reservation residents who have been sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm in two separate cases.

According to a news release, Matthew Lawrence Antelope, 30, of Ethete, and James Friday, 24, were both sentenced on Aug. 6.

Antelope received 51 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $1,994. “The charge stemmed a stabbing incident which occurred on Jan. 28, 2014, on the Wind River Indian Reservation,” the report states.

Friday was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. His sentencing stemmed from a strangulation assault that occurred on Jan. 14, 2014, on the WRIR.

Both cases were investigated by the FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs. U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl handed down both sentences.