Anthony David Gallagher Horn Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls on May 28, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ANTHONY DAVID GALLAGHER HORN, a 45-year-old resident of Browning, pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Sentencing has been set for September 13, 2010. He is currently released on special conditions.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Carroll, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On December 16, 2009, at approximately 8:20 p.m., HORN was driving an extended-cab pickup approximately 4 miles northeast of Browning, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, when he drove off the road, hit the edge of a bridge, and flipped the pickup. The pickup landed on it's cab, upside down, on the ice in a creek. There were four other occupants in the pickup. One of the occupants, SFL, who was riding in the extended-cab behind the passenger seat, was crushed by the pickup when it landed upside down. SFL was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy determined that SFL died as the result of blunt force injuries to his head and neck that he received in the wreck.
HORN had been drinking prior to the wreck. Shortly after the wreck, HORN's blood alcohol level was 0.18. HORN admitted that he was driving and that he had been drinking. HORN faces possible penalties of 8 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and at least 3 years supervised release.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.