Browning man admits strangulation
GREAT FALLS – Browning resident Delwin Paul Calflooking, Sr., today admitted to strangling a woman earlier this year at his home on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.
Calflooking, 47, pleaded guilty to strangulation of a dating partner. 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. Sentencing is set for Nov. 14, 2019. Judge ordered Calflooking detained pending sentencing.
The prosecution said evidence would show that the victim had been drinking with Calflooking on May 6, 2019 at his residence when he began questioning her and strangled and assaulted her. The victim found herself on the ground with Calflooking’s hands around her neck and lost consciousness several times. The victim suffered fractured ribs, a broken arm and significant bruising.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kalah Paisley is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the FBI.