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Department of Justice
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District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 10, 2022

Brockton man sentenced to more than seven years in prison for assault on Fort Peck Indian Reservation

GREAT FALLS — A Brockton man who admitted beating and seriously injuring another person at his home on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation was sentenced today to seven years and four months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

James Michael Garcia, 29, pleaded guilty in October 2021 to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  

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

The government alleged in court documents that on Aug. 26, 2018, Garcia beat the victim, identified as Jane Doe, after an argument over the phone with a relative of the victim. The victim suffered serious bodily injuries.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared C. Cobell prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Fort Peck Tribal Law Enforcement.

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Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
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Contact: 
Clair J. Howard Public Affairs Officer 406-247-4623
Press Release Number: 
22-036
Updated February 10, 2022