Terri Grace Red Wolf Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on July 19, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, TERRI GRACE RED WOLF, a 30-year-old resident of Crow Agency and an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe of Indians, pled guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Sentencing has been set for October 18, 2012. She is currently detained.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney E. Vincent Carroll, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On February 5, 2011, RED WOLF was driving a van while intoxicated on a highway near Lodge Grass, within the exterior boundaries of the Crow Indian Reservation. RED WOLF crossed the center line of the road and hit a vehicle being driven by B.F.D. (hereinafter "the victim"). The victim saw RED WOLF swerving into her lane, so the victim pulled off to the side of the road. RED WOLF, nevertheless, hit the victim's vehicle, severely injuring the victim. The victim was taken via Life-Flight to a hospital in Billings and required treatment for fractured ribs, a punctured lung, a broken/crushed foot, a fractured collar bone, and a fractured tibia. The victim has undergone several surgeries since the incident. The attending physician stated that the victim's injuries constituted serious bodily injury.
RED WOLF's blood alcohol content shortly after the incident was 281.7 mg/dL (0.28 gm/ml). RED WOLF had her driver's license suspended because of a recent (March 21, 2012) DUI arrest in Big Horn County.
RED WOLF 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.