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Browning man admits stabbing man on Blackfeet Indian Reservation

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

GREAT FALLS — A Browning man accused of stabbing another man at a party in Browning, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, admitted to assault charges today, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Frank David Francis Boy, 24, pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. Boy faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. The court will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. Sentencing was set for Sept. 7. Boy was detained pending further proceedings.

The government alleged in court documents that on Sept. 18, 2022, Boy was drinking alcohol with friends in East Glacier. The group decided to go for a drive and ended up at a house party in Browning. The victim, identified as John Doe, who lived at the residence at the time, and Boy arm-wrestled and then got into a wrestling match, which led to a disagreement. Boy and his companions were told to leave, but Boy refused. Boy’s companions pulled Boy from the residence and as they were walking away, Boy turned around and began to engage John Doe. Boy walked toward John Doe, who was backing up, and then stabbed John Doe four or five times in the left shoulder and back area. Another individual captured the assault on video. John Doe was treated for injuries at a hospital in Great Falls.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kalah A. Paisley is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services.



Clair Johnson Howard

Public Affairs Officer


Updated April 11, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-118