PRESS RELEASE: COLONY, OK (Sept. 24, 2013) – Former Cheyenne and Arapaho Governor and current candidate Darrell Flyingman has been charged with assault following an incident last week when he threatened a process server with a rifle.
“Pulling out a gun and threatening a civil employee are not the actions of a politician, it’s the actions of a criminal,” Cheyenne and Arapaho Governor Janice Prarie Chief-Boswell said. “He has no place attempting to lead the tribe.”
According to the charges, on Sept. 17 Darrell Flyingman pulled out an assault rifle on James Reynolds while he attempted to serve Flyingman civil papers from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Court. The incident occurred on Cheyenne and Arapaho trust land in Colony, OK.
Flyingman also made verbal threats to Reynolds, the charges allege. He is charged with first-degree assault and aggravated weapons offense. Both counts carry a maximum fine of $5,000 and up to a year in prison. Cheyenne and Arapaho Attorney General Charles Morris is filed the charges last week.
The charge is just another event on a long list of reprehensible actions by Flyingman to circumvent the upcoming primary and general elections (Oct. 8 and Nov. 5 respectively).
Over the last three years since Governor Boswell took office, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have made remarkable progress, persevered through difficult and tumultuous times while having millions of dollars in funding frozen and opposition continuously attempting to distract the administration. Through focus and dedication, the Boswell administration is proud to highlight some of the success and proud projects which will sustain and continue to move the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes forward; a true investment in the Tribes’ future.
Contact: Andrew Moesel; (347) 852-3140