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District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Lame Deer man sentenced to prison for assaulting woman

BILLINGS — A man who admitted injuring a woman by hitting and punching  her during a fight in Lame Deer in 2017 was sentenced today to six months in prison and three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Frank Brent Flying, Sr., 38, of Lame Deer, pleaded guilty in November to assault resulting in substantial bodily injury.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided.

In court records filed in the case, the prosecution said that the assault occurred during an argument on Dec. 28, 2017 at a residence in Lame Deer on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Flying punched the victim multiple times in the face and strangled her. The victim was treated for substantial injuries.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Dake prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI.

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Clair Johnson Howard Public Information Officer 406-247-4623
Updated July 29, 2020