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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Man Sentenced For Strangling Two Different Women on Indian Reservation

A 38-year-old resident of Farwell, Michigan, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for strangulation of a dating or intimate partner for separate assaults he committed against two different girlfriends, announced U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. 

United States District Judge Thomas L. Ludington also imposed two years of supervised release on Rodney Kenneth House who pled guilty on January 16, 2015.

The evidence established that in early 2014, House threw around one victim, punched her, kicked her, and strangled her to the point she thought she was going to die. The evidence also established that in late 2013, House strangled the other victim multiple times to the point that she thought she was going to pass out. Both incident happened on the Isabella Reservation.   

The case was investigated by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roy Kranz.

Updated April 27, 2015