Police: Suspect Had Racial Motive In Deputy Attack

RIVERTON, (AP) - A Riverton police detective says the suspect charged in last week's hatchet attack on an off-duty Fremont County Sheriff's deputy didn't approve of the white lawman's relationship with an American Indian woman.
Lander resident George Dewey is charged with attacking deputy Calvin Martin of Riverton on Sept. 1. The deputy was treated for gashes to his head and other injuries.
A circuit judge on Wednesday ordered Dewey to answer felony charges in district court including attempted first-degree murder and kidnapping.
Detective Julie Etter of the Riverton Police Department testified Wednesday that 52-year-old attacked Martin in part because the deputy is in a relationship with an American Indian woman. Dewey is also an American Indian.


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