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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Box Elder woman sentenced for stabbing man

GREAT FALLS – A Box Elder woman who admitted stabbing a man in the upper chest with a butterfly knife on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation last year was sentenced today to 18 months in prison and two years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Katie Lynn Big Bow, 44, pleaded guilty in January to assault of a dating partner resulting in substantial bodily injury.

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

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 drove himself to the clinic on the reservation. Big Bow and the victim were in a long-term relationship.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette Stewart prosecuted 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 May 5, 2020