GREAT FALLS — A Box Elder man who admitted to assaulting a woman on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation was sentenced today to 22 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.
Titus Lee Pedraza, 40, pleaded guilty in May to assault resulting in substantial bodily injury of a spouse, intimate or dating partner.
Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided.
The government alleged in court documents that on November 23, 2022, Pedraza was home with the victim, identified as Jane Doe, and the victim’s children. Jane Doe told Pedraza she wanted a babysitter so they could go gambling together. Pedraza, who was drunk, became enraged and accused Jane Doe of wanting to cheat on him. Pedraza then assaulted her by strangling and hitting her, causing serious bodily injury.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda L. Myers prosecuted the case. The FBI and Rocky Boy’s Police Department conducted the investigation.