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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kicking Woman Sentenced To High End Of Guidelines For Residential Burglary

The United States Attorney's Office announced that KYLE KANE KICKING WOMAN, 26, of Browning, Montana, was sentenced to a term of 24 months imprisonment, three years supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 during a federal court hearing in Great Falls, Montana, on April 24, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris.

KICKING WOMAN was sentenced in connection with his January 8, 2013, guilty plea to burglary. In an Offer of Proof, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Weldon stated it would have proved that KICKING WOMAN and Michael Bad Old Man entered a residence in Browning, Montana. Occupants of the house were sleeping, and KICKING WOMAN and Michael Bad Old Man assaulted the occupants.

At sentencing, Weldon stated, "It is actions like this that destroy an individual's sense of safety and security. Residents on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and in Montana deserve far better."

The District Court sentenced KICKING WOMAN to 24 months of imprisonment, with three years of supervised release to follow. For the same offense, Michael Bad Old Man was previously sentenced to 27 months imprisonment, with three years of supervised release to follow.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the truth in sentencing guidelines mandate that KICKING WOMAN will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, KICKING WOMAN does have the opportunity to shorten the term of custody by earning credit for good behavior. However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 14, 2015