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Man admits assault on Crow Indian Reservation

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

BILLILNGS — A man accused of kicking another man with steel-toe boots on the Crow Indian Reservation admitted to an assault charge today, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

The defendant, Jordale Thomas Redwolf, 36, a transient, pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. Redwolf faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Cavan presided. A sentencing date will be set before U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters. The court will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. Redwolf was detained pending further proceedings.

In court documents, the government alleged that on Dec. 8, 2023, Redwolf and the victim, identified as John Doe, were drinking alcohol at a house in Wyola, on the Crow Indian Reservation. Doe reported that for no apparent reason, Redwolf repeatedly punched him in the face. When Doe fell to the floor, Redwolf kicked him in the face and torso with boots. Doe was transported to the Crow Indian Health Service Hospital for treatment of injuries. In an interview the next day, Redwolf admitted he beat up Doe because both were drunk, and Doe was “mouthing off” because Redwolf had just been released from prison. Redwolf kicked Doe with his prison-issued boots. Law enforcement seized steel-toe boots that had blood on them from Redwolf’s home.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek is prosecuting the case. The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs conducted the investigation.



Clair J. Howard

Public Affairs Officer


Updated May 8, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 24-121