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Assault on dating partner sends Busby man to prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

BILLINGS  — A Busby man who admitted hitting and injuring his dating partner on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation was sentenced today to two years and nine months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Weston Francis Littlewhiteman, 31, pleaded guilty in August to assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to a dating or intimate partner.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided.

The government alleged in court document that on Oct. 30, 2022, Littlewhiteman and the victim, identified as Jane Doe, were drinking at a house in Busby, on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. They argued, and Littlewhiteman left the home. Later that night. Jane Doe woke up and Littlewhiteman hit her in the face. Jane Doe was treated for injuries at the Indian Health Service in Lame Deer. At the time of the assault, Jane Doe and Littlewhiteman were dating partners.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and FBI conducted the investigation.



Clair J. Howard

Public Affairs Officer


Updated December 19, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-469