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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thomas Roderick Yallup, Jr. Sentenced In U.S. District Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on July 25, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, THOMAS RODERICK YALLUP, JR., a 30-year-old resident of Box Elder and an enrolled member of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 33 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 3 years

YALLUP was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

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.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that YALLUP will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, YALLUP does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 14, 2015