FBI Arrests Fort Washakie Man For Threatening Federal Agent

The FBI says its agents arrested 45-year-old Leo Barnaby II on Sunday for threatening a federal agent, which could mean up to 30 years in prison if the agent is seriously hurt.

Clair McFarland

May 01, 20231 min read

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FBI agents arrested a man Sunday for allegedly threatening a law enforcement officer.

The FBI arrested Leo Barnaby II, a 45-year-old Fort Washakie man, and are submitting a charging complaint of "threatening a federal law enforcement officer," according to a Monday statement by Vikki Migoya, public information officer for the FBI's Denver field office.

The statement cites a federal statute that carries a possibility of up to 30 years in prison if the assault resulted in serious bodily injury.

"As this is an ongoing investigation, additional information is not available at this time," reads the statement. "When and if that changes, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming will provide updates as appropriate."

The U.S. Attorney for Wyoming has jurisdiction to charge felony-level crimes involving American Indians on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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Clair McFarland

Crime and Courts Reporter