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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Box Elder woman admits stabbing man

GREAT FALLS – A Box Elder woman today admitted she stabbed a man in the hand and chest with a butterfly knife on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation last year, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Katie Lynn Big Bow, 44, pleaded guilty to assault of a dating partner. Big Bow faces a maximum five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided and set sentencing for May 7. Big Bow was detained pending further proceedings.

The prosecution said in court records that the assault occurred on May 2, 2019 when Big Bow stabbed the victim with a butterfly knife in the left hand and upper chest at his house in Box Elder. The victim was transported to the Northern Montana Hospital for treatment. Big Bow and the victim are in a relationship.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette Stewart is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Rocky Boy’s Chippewa Cree Law Enforcement.


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Clair Johnson Howard Public Information Officer 406-247-4623
Updated January 8, 2020