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Browning man sentenced to prison for manslaughter in death of woman struck by vehicle on Blackfeet Indian Reservation

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

GREAT FALLS  — A Browning man who admitted to striking a woman with his vehicle and killing her in 2021 on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation was sentenced today to one year and a day in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Jordan Joseph Morgan, 31, pleaded guilty in July to involuntary manslaughter.

In a plea agreement in the case, the parties agreed that a specific recommendation of 12 months and one day imprisonment was appropriate.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. The court also ordered $10,600 in restitution.

In court documents, the government alleged that on the evening of Nov. 8, 2021, Morgan encountered the victim, identified as Jane Doe, who was known to him, in Browning. The two argued. Morgan got into his vehicle, while Jane Doe stayed by the open window at Morgan’s door. Morgan pulled forward with Jane Doe still at his door and holding onto the open window. After a short distance, the vehicle pulled to the right, throwing Jane Doe under the vehicle. Morgan continued driving and ran over Jane Doe.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lori Harper Suek and Kalah A. Paisley prosecuted the case. The FBI, Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services and Montana Highway Patrol conducted the investigation.



Clair J. Howard

Public Affairs Officer


Updated December 6, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-454