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Thompson Densmore St. Pierre Sentenced in U.S. District Court

Thursday, November 04, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on November 4, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, THOMPSON DENSMORE ST. PIERRE, a 20-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared for sentencing. ST. PIERRE was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 30 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 3 years

ST. PIERRE was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

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.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that ST. PIERRE will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, ST. PIERRE does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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