Fort Washakie man charged with aggravated assault and battery enters plea

Yesterday afternoon 23-year-old Jalen Abeyta of Fort Washakie entered a not guilty plea to two counts of Aggravated Assault and Battery both of which are felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison. His bond is set at $25,000 and his trial date is set for November 14th at 9:00 a.m. According to the affidavit, officers arrested Abeyta on May 30th for aggravated assault and battery in Riverton. Officers responded to a report of what sounded like a family fight coming from an apartment on Spire Drive in Riverton. Upon arrival, a 27-year-old woman answered the door and reported that "her ex-boyfriend had just taken off." She told officers that her current boyfriend was in the bathroom and had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend. According to reports the male victim told officers that he could not remember any of the events because he was sleeping. He reported that he was in a lot of pain. Officers observed "red marks on the victim's back that appeared to be hammer head marks," however officers did not locate a hammer in or outside of the residence. The male victim was taken to the Riverton Hospital and subsequently transported to Casper due to the severity of his injuries. He suffered a serious skull fracture. Read more about the initial arrest incident here. #county10 #news