Thompson Densmore St. Pierre Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls on August 2, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, THOMPSON DENSMORE ST. PIERRE, a 20-year-old resident of Box Elder, pled guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Sentencing has been set for November 4, 2010. He is currently detained.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Lahr, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
In the early morning hours of February 14, 2010, ST. PIERRE assaulted J.N. in the hallway of a residence located on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation near Box Elder.
A witness observed ST. PIERRE hit the victim in the face/head area with his fists numerous times and also from behind. The victim eventually fell to the ground where ST. PIERRE continued striking him.
Testimony would have been presented that after leaving the residence, ST. PIERRE bragged about breaking the victim's jaw. He further described feeling the victim's jaw crunching when he was hitting him.
Medical personnel would have testified that the injuries sustained by the victim consisted of serious bodily injury, namely a broken jawbone and significant jawbone displacement. Certified medical personnel would also have testified that the injuries sustained by the victim resulted in extreme physical pain and protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member.
ST. PIERRE faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and at least 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.