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Hays man sentenced to more than six years in prison for assaulting, seriously injuring woman on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation

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

GREAT FALLS — A Hays man who admitted to beating and seriously injuring a woman on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation was sentenced today to six years and eight months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

The defendant, Avery Jordon Boe, 39, pleaded guilty in January to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided.

The government alleged in court documents that on April 29, 2021 near Hays, Boe assaulted the victim, identified as Jane Doe, by strangling her several times and throwing a rock at her, breaking her arm. Boe did not kill her because he had a seizure. Jane Doe initially lied to the officers about her injuries because she was afraid of Boe.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case. The FBI and Fort Belknap Law Enforcement conducted the investigation.



Clair J. Howard

Public Affairs Officer


Updated May 28, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 24-138