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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thomas Roderick Yallup, Jr. Arraigned And Pleads Guilty In U.S. Federal Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on March 28, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, THOMAS RODERICK YALLUP, JR., a 30-year-old resident of Box Elder and an enrolled member of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, was arraigned and pled guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Sentencing is set for July 25, 2013.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Chad C. Spraker and Danna R. Jackson, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On October 15,2011, within the exterior boundaries of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, YALLUP assaulted "X.X." As a result of the assault, "X.X." was injured. The victim suffered bite marks, bruising throughout her body, and had pelvic pain so intense she had difficulty walking. "X.X." experienced extreme physical pain. She was in the emergency room for over five hours and was provided medication for her pain.

YALLUP faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 14, 2015