- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A former U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer has pleaded guilty to a federal kidnapping charge for handcuffing his wife in the basement of the couple’s Fort Washakie home.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/WGZ8TK ) William Curran II pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of kidnapping. A second charge of using a firearm during a violent crime will be dismissed.

Prosecutors say Curran arrived home drunk the night of April 11 and attacked his wife during an argument, forcing her into the basement and handcuffing her wrists and ankles. Curran’s wife was able to call 911 and had visible injuries during an interview with detectives the following day.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs fired Curran after charges were filed in April. He is scheduled to be sentenced in October.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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