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Browning man admits assaulting, injuring woman

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

GREAT FALLS – A Browning man today admitted assaulting a woman by throwing her to the ground, breaking her arm and injuring her shoulder, on the Blackfeet Reservation last year, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Dylan Jace Arrow Top Knot, 20, pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He faces a maximum 10 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. Arrow Top Knot was released pending further proceedings.

In court records filed in the case, the prosecution said that Arrow Top Knot was intoxicated when he went to the victim’s house in Browning on April 12, 2019. Arrow Top Knot began hitting the victim’s vehicle. When the victim went outside to see what was going on, Arrow Top Knot began assaulting her and threw her to the ground. The victim landed on her left side, seriously injuring her shoulder and breaking her upper arm. The victim required medical treatment in Montana and Washington.

Arrow Top Knot told investigators he did not remember what happened that night because he had been drinking and blacked out. He expressed remorse for hurting the victim and gave the investigator an apology letter for the victim.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kalah Paisley is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services.



Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer

Updated January 7, 2020

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