By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A Fremont County man was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison this week for stabbing his uncle in the leg last fall.
Shane Kyle Armajo, 34 of Kinnear, was sentenced to 42 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for assaulting his uncle with a knife.
In October 2020, Armajo and his uncle had been drinking heavily and were driving home from visiting friends when an argument over money ensued. The uncle pulled to the side of the road and the two exited his truck.
They continued arguing until Armajo stabbed his uncle in the leg with a knife. Shortly after, he left the scene in his uncle’s truck.
A passerby spotted the unresponsive victim lying by the side of the road on the Wind River Indian Reservation and called 911. The uncle was life-flighted to the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper due to significant blood loss, but ultimately survived the assault.
“Even though both men had been drinking heavily and should not have been operating a motor vehicle, the fact that Armajo left his uncle for dead is extremely concerning. Because of his reckless behavior, he nearly killed a man and could have injured others while driving drunk,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Murray. “Thanks to the passerby, the FBI and Wind River Police Department, the victim survived, and his attacker was held accountable.”