Lame Deer man admits beating girlfriend
BILLINGS – A Lame Deer man today admitted he hit his girlfriend repeatedly in the face, causing facial and dental injuries, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.
Anfernee Jamal Whiteman, aka Anfernee Jamal Limberhand, 21, pleaded guilty to assault resulting in substantial injury to a dating partner. Whiteman faces a maximum five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan presided. Whiteman was detained pending further proceedings. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
In court documents filed by the prosecution, the assault occurred on Sept. 14, 2019 near the commodities building in Lame Deer, on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. A Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement officer responded to a report of a woman being beaten up and heard the victim scream as he neared the area. The officer saw Whiteman standing over the victim.
The victim was upset, bloody and screaming at Whiteman. Whiteman attempted to flee and was arrested. Whiteman's knuckles were swollen and there was blood on his pants and shirt. The victim was taken to the Lame Deer Indian Health Service where she said her "boyfriend hit her repeatedly in the face." The victim had abrasions on her head and face and dental injuries from the assault.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Dake prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI.