Box Elder man admits domestic assault
GREAT FALLS – Box Elder resident Larry Ray Denny, Jr., admitted a domestic assault charge on Tuesday in federal court, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said today.
Denny, 46, pleaded guilty to domestic assault by a habitual offender. Denny faces a maximum five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.
U.S. Magisrate Judge John T. Johnston presided at the hearing and recommended Denny's plea be accepted by U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris, who is hearing the case. Sentencing is set for June 6. Denny was released pending sentencing.
Prosecutors said evidence would show that law enforcement arrived at the victim’s residence on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation on Oct. 15, 2017 and that Denny had hit her. Denny has two prior domestic assault convictions.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cassady Adams and Ryan Weldon are prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Chippewa Cree Law Enforcement.