Menominee Woman Indicted for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder on Indian Reservation

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MENOMINEE RESERVATION, WI – Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on October 20, 2020, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against a woman who allegedly assaulted a man with intent to murder. The indictment named Michelle Pamonicutt (age: 35), of Keshena, which is on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

The indictment charged Pamonicutt with Assault with Intent to Murder in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 113(a)(1). The charge relates to an incident on October 27, 2019. If convicted, Pamonicutt faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release.

The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case, with assistance from the Wisconsin State Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier will prosecute the case.

An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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