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Leslie Redhead Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 30, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on September 30, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, LESLIE REDHEAD, a 30-year-old resident of Browning, pled guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Sentencing has been set for January 20, 2011. REDHEAD is currently detained.

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 February 10, 2010, approximately five miles south of Browning, on Highway 89 and within the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, REDHEAD was driving a vehicle, and the victim and C.M. were passengers. REDHEAD and the victim began arguing over REDHEAD's reckless driving. REDHEAD stopped the vehicle and the victim and C.M. got out. REDHEAD put the vehicle in reverse and ran over the victim, and then put the car in gear and hit the victim with the front of the car. In fact, REDHEAD drove the car on top of the victim and the victim began screaming. REDHEAD then sped away and was arrested shortly after.

The victim was taken to the Indian Health Service Hospital in Browning, where it was determined that he suffered severe burns to the back of his body and the back of his head, a broken collar bone, and several broken ribs. The victim was also treated at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, and at the burn center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

The treating physician at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Browning would have testified that the victim suffered serious bodily injury when he was run over by REDHEAD.

REDHEAD faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Browning.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.

 

 

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