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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Garryowen man sentenced in assault

BILLINGS—Garryowen resident Tyrone Joe Oldelk, who admitted beating a person, was sentenced today to prison and to three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Oldelk, 30, pleaded guilty in October to assault resulting in substantial bodily injury of a dating partner.

U.S. District Judge Susan Watters presided. Judge Watters sentenced Oldelk to 24 months in prison and gave him credit for three months he served in tribal jail for the same offense, for a net sentence of 21 months.

Prosecutors said evidence showed that Oldelk assaulted the victim on Nov. 18, 2017 in Garryowen on the Crow Indian Reservation after he got drunk and the two began arguing. Oldelk punched, choked and kicked the victim on various parts of her body over several hours and stopped when another person entered the room. The beating resumed the next morning and stopped when the victim, attempting to defend herself, hit Oldelk in the face and broke his nose.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Suek prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI.

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Updated February 13, 2019