The court processes for several people involved in a violent mid-November beating in Riverton have begun, but no has yet to enter a plea. Sterling Nelson Buffalomeat is charged with four crimes: Accessory Before the Fact to Kidnapping, Felonious Restraint, Battery and Interference. The accessory charge is punishable by a minimum of 20 years in prison. The restraint charge carries a maximum of five years. Two others also face charges in connection to the beating. They are Kasia Monroe and Jordan Oldman. Multiple other parties were in the home and also charged. Read the initial report here
According to the affidavit filed in the case, Riverton Police was
dispatched to the 400 block of North Seventh East for a report of someone
being assaulted. After being denied entrance to the residence, a few
minutes later the man, later identified as the victim, exited the back
door, disoriented, crying and swaying.
"He immediately stated he was beaten up and that subjects inside of the
residence were trying to kill him," the court documents state. "He said
that persons inside of the residence were trying to kill him."
The victim reportedly was covered in blood and had extensive swelling on
his face. He described being tied up and held to the ground while being
kicked, punched and hit with objects. At one point, glass objects were
allegedly put into a pillow case and was used to bludgeon the victim.
Knives also were reportedly used to threaten and cut the victim.
Buffalomeat, who at the time allegedly lied about his identity, admitted to
the assault, saying he held the victim down by putting his foot on the
victim's face while others assaulted him. The victim had a visible shoe
print on his face.
He named Oldman as one of the three, described someone matching
Buffalomeat's look, and a woman. Oldman, Buffalomeat and Monroe were all
arrested, and Oldman made statements that indicated he thought he was going
to prison for murder.
Inside the residence blood, knives, objects that appeared to have been tied
in a circular fashion and broken glass were found.
A motive for the attack was not noted in the affidavit, but the initial
reports indicated that everyone at the residence was intoxicated.
Featured image: Sterling Buffalomeat
Below: Jordan Oldman and Kasia Monroe
[image: OLDMAN, Jordan.jpg][image: MONROE, Kasia.jpg]