Wyoming Man Who Stomped Woman's Head Has To Pay $100K

An Ethete, Wyoming, man who’s serving 42 months in prison for stomping a woman’s head was ordered Friday to also pay more than $100,000 to cover her medical bills.

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Clair McFarland

March 08, 20243 min read

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A Wyoming man who’s serving 42 months in prison for stomping a woman’s head was ordered Friday to also pay more than $100,000 to cover her medical bills.

An Ethete, Wyoming, man who got 42 months in prison for stomping a woman’s head is now being ordered to pay more than $100,000 to cover her medical bills.

U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson filed an order Friday, requiring George Anthony Quiver Sr. to pay $104,301 to cover a life flight, out-of-state care and clinic visits his victim endured after he attacked her in 2022.

The order comes months after Quiver’s Sept. 12, 2023, sentencing in which the court gave him 42 months in prison and three years’ supervised release for assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Kerry Jacobson, the assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting the case, originally asked for $91,293 in restitution to cover $81,292.93 in doctor’s visits covered by Indian Health Services and $10,000 life-flight fee covered by the Wyoming Division of Victim Services.

But in the three months after Jacobson’s Dec. 11 request, she learned that the victim also had $13,008 worth of care at the Billings Clinic, according to her own Friday filing. The Wyoming Division of Victim Services footed that bill as well.

Quiver didn’t object to the request, says Jacobson’s filing.

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Wind River Police Department officers responded Dec. 10, 2022, to a bloody scene at an Ethete building, according to court documents.

An officer who responded found a trail of blood leading up to a ramp and into the building. Witnesses told police they'd seen Quiver attacking the woman, the original affidavit says.

The responding officer found the woman just inside the building entryway. She was incoherent from alcohol and her injuries. Authorities took her to SageWest Health Care in Lander for emergency treatment, says the affidavit.

The emergency department doctor reportedly told police that the victim's head was suffering internal bleeding, potentially due to a kicking or stomping action.

An air service transported the victim to Billings, where she underwent craniotomy surgery for severe traumatic brain injury. After that she required extended treatment due to problems with respiratory failure and intubation, says the complaint.

When interviewed, the woman told police she had no memory of the assault, though she recalled drinking alcohol that evening.

Police found Quiver at another Ethete location that evening and arrested him without incident. His clothing was stained with blood, the complaint says.

Clair McFarland can be reached at clair@cowboystatedaily.com.

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