Kiyon Brown Found Guilty On One Of Two Battery Charges
The verdict is in for a Casper man who was on trial for hitting two women.
Twenty-nine year old Kiyon Brown was found guilty on one felony charge of aggravated assault and battery, and not guilty on one misdemeanor charge of battery.
Investigators say in late February, Brown was ending a relationship with his girlfriend, sparking an argument that resulted in an attempt by his girlfriend’s sister to intervene.
Brown told police that the sister jumped him, and he started swinging, hitting his girlfriend, who suffered a compound fracture of her jaw.
While in jail awaiting trial, investigators say Brown sent a number of letters and made a number of phone calls to the victim, telling her to not cooperate with prosecutors.
The defense argued that the stipulation was he could not contact the victim if he posted bond, but since that did happen, the restriction should not be in place.
Brown is being held at the Natrona County Detention Center where he is awaiting to be sentenced and could face up to 10 years in prison.
One week before trial, Brown requested that his trial be changed from a jury to a bench trial, due to concerns of racial profiling and media coverage.
The request was denied.