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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Box Elder man admits assaulting woman on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation

GREAT FALLS — A Box Elder man today admitted allegations that he assaulted a woman, causing serious injuries, on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said.

Kelcey James Morsette, 31, pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Morsette faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. Chief Judge Morris set sentencing for June 2. Morsette was detained.

The prosecution said in court documents that on Nov. 14, 2019, Morsette was highly intoxicated and belligerent. Morsette argued with the victim, identified as Jane Doe, before becoming angry and attacking her. Doe sustained serious injuries from the assault and was hospitalized for her injuries. The assault occurred on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Cobell is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Rocky Boy’s Police Department Criminal Investigations.

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Updated February 24, 2021