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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Box Elder man sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting woman with car jack handle

GREAT FALLS  — A Box Elder man who admitted to hitting a woman with a car jack handle on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation was sentenced today to two years in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Brian Lee Big Bow, 45, pleaded guilty in July to assault with a dangerous weapon.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Brian M. Morris presided.

The government alleged in court documents that in January 2021, law enforcement responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. An investigation determined that earlier in the evening Big Bow began assaulting the victim, identified as Jane Doe. During the assault, Big Bow tried to hit Jane Doe on the head with a car jack handle but struck her in the arm as she blocked the blow.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wendy A. Johnson prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and the Rocky Boy’s Police Department.

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Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Contact: 
Clair Johnson Howard Public Affairs Officer 406-247-4623
Press Release Number: 
22-271
Updated November 2, 2022