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District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Assault on elderly woman sends Busby man to prison

BILLINGS—A Busby man who admitted assaulting an elderly woman in her 80s as she tried to break up a fight was sentenced today to five years and three months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $26,599 restitution for Medicare, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Calvin Lee Lamewoman, 38, pleaded guilty in September to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided. Judge Watters ordered the sentence to run consecutively to another sentence.

The assault occurred on May 5, 2016 in Busby on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, the prosecution said in court records. The victim was in her 80s at the time and has since died, but her death was not from injuries suffered in the assault. The victim suffered bruises to her chest, broken ribs, a broken jaw and other fractures and bruises.

 Lamewoman was fighting with another person at a Busby residence when the victim entered the living room to try to break up the argument. Lamewoman turned on the victim and repeatedly hit and kicked her, knocking her down.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Suek prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI.

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Updated February 5, 2020