Ivan Dean Ingraham Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on June 7, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, IVAN DEAN INGRAHAM, a 21-year-old resident of Browning, pled guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. Sentencing has been set for September 13, 2012. He is currently detained.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura B. Weiss, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
IVAN DEAN INGRAHAM is an enrolled member of a federally-recognized tribe. The following events took place within the exterior boundaries of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
On or about December 11, 2010, IVAN INGRAHAM and Robert Donald Ahenakew kicked in the door of M.H.'s residence and entered the living room area. INGRAHAM had a knife and lunged at M.H. and another individual staying in the house. M.H. indicated he feared that INGRAHAM would harm him with the knife.
INGRAHAM faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.
Ahenakew has plead guilty and is awaiting sentencing.
The investigation was conducted by a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services.