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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 10, 2014

George Theodore Sutherland Sentenced For Assault

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on February 6, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris, GEORGE THEODORE SUTHERLAND., 21, of the Box Elder, was sentenced to a term of 21 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, a special assessment of $100.

SUTHERLAND, was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna Jackson, the government stated that on or around April 3, 2012, the defendant, who is an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Indian Tribe, chased the victim down a road, intentionally kicking her, causing the victim to fall and strike her head on the ground.

As a result of the fall, the victim suffered a gash on her temple. The victim sought treatment at the Northern Montana Hospital Emergency Room. The victim bled a significant amount. In addition to receiving several sutures, the victim was treated for her extreme physical pain.

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Updated January 14, 2015