Jordan Lewis Patrick Wing Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on November 24, 2009, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, JORDAN LEWIS PATRICK WING, a 21-year-old resident of Dodson, pled guilty to burglary. Sentencing is set for March 1, 2010. He is currently released on special conditions.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Racicot, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
WING is an enrolled member of the Fort Belknap Indian Tribes and resides on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. He is 45/128 Assiniboine and 1/8 Gros Ventre. The burglary in this case occurred within the exterior boundaries of the Fort Belknap Reservation.
On June 25, 2007, Fort Belknap Police Officers responded to a home in Lodge Pole, Montana to investigate the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, the officers discovered that entry to the house had been gained by removing a piece of plywood from the back door and that numerous items of personal property had been stolen, including two rifles and a pistol, tools, a video game console and games, a sword collection, knives, a skill saw, a man's silver watch and other pieces of jewelry.
While the officers were investigating the burglary, they were called to the John Capture Center in Hays to respond to a report that WING was in the area and was pointing a shotgun at people. The officers found WING near the John Capture Center. He was in possession of a shotgun, which he pointed at one of the officers. WING then placed the shotgun on the ground in front of him and the officers arrested him. During a search incident to arrest, the officers seized a pistol from WING'S waistband. Both the shotgun, a Norinco 12-gauge shotgun, model 98, serial number 0012818, and the pistol, a Hi-Standard .22-caliber pistol, serial number 556071, were identified as having been stolen during the burglary.
On July 31, 2008, J.B. was interviewed by the FBI. J.B. described participating in the burglary with WING, observing WING remove the shotgun and the pistol from the house, and described WING'S possession of the stolen firearms at the John Capture Center on June 25, 2007.
WING faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $50,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.