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accused sentenced to life in prison for double murder on Indian reservation | USAO-NV

RENO, Nev. –A member of the Fort McDermitt Shoshone Paiute tribe was today sentenced to life imprisonment on two consecutive counts of murdering two women who were also members of the tribe. According to court documents and evidence presented during the trial, on January 31, 2018, Stoney Prior (43) shot dead two women on the […]

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Browning man convicted of child rape on Blackfeet Indian Reservation | ABC Fox Great Falls

GREAT FALLS, Mt. – A Browning man was sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by life probation after he admitted to repeatedly raping two children on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, US Attorney Leif M. Johnson said. Jonathan Cadotte, 60, pleaded guilty in August to a substitute information charging him with aggravated sexual abuse and […]

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Ashland man convicted of assault on North Cheyenne Indian reservation | criminality

BILLINGS – A 34-year-old Ashland man who admitted assaulting a man, causing him several head injuries while brandishing a gun in the North Cheyenne Indian Reservation, has been sentenced to 48 months in jail followed by three years of interim probation, lawyer Leif M. Johnson said. In April, Channing Lee Ziler pleaded guilty to assault […]

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Assault on Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation Sends Ashland Man to Jail | USAO-MT

BILLINGS – An Ashland man who admitted assaulting a man, causing him multiple head injuries while brandishing a rifle in the North Cheyenne Indian Reservation, was today sentenced to 48 months of jail followed by three years of supervised release, Acting US Attorney Leif M. Johnson said. Channing Lee Ziler, 34, pleaded guilty in April […]

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Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse on Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming

A man was convicted on Tuesday of assaulting several people on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming for 25 years. Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Murray said after a five-day trial a federal jury found Dalco Gabriel Whiteman, 53, of Riverton, Wyoming, guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and four counts of abusive […]

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Box Elderly Man Admits Distributing Fentanyl on Rocky Boy Indian Reservation | USAO-MT

GREAT FALLS – A Box Elder man today admitted to selling fentanyl pills on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said. Timothy Michael Koop, 61, pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl. Koop faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $ 1 million and at least three […]

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Rocky Boy Indian Resident Admits Trafficking In Fentanyl Pills | USAO-MT

GREAT FALLS – Resident of Rocky Boy Indian Reservation accused of helping Michigan fentanyl supplier distribute pills from his Box Elder residence today admitted to a trafficking crime, Acting US Attorney Leif said Mr. Johnson. Larry Albert Bernard, 37, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Bernard faces a maximum sentence of […]

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Methamphetamine Trafficking in the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation Sends Ashland Man in Jail for 10 Years | USAO-MT

BILLINGS – An Ashland man who admitted to smuggling methamphetamine on the North Cheyenne Indian Reservation was sentenced to 10 years in prison today, followed by five years of supervised release, Acting US Attorney Leif said Mr. Johnson. Robert Joseph Speelman, 48, pleaded guilty on January 27 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. US […]

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Oil spill reported on Crow Indian Reservation

Details Through Amanda Eggert May 27, 2021 The extent of the spill is unknown as agencies respond to the incident between Lodge Grass and Fort Smith. Crow INDIAN RESERVATION – An oil spill of unknown size and duration has been reported on the Crow Indian Reservation. Editor’s Note: This article was first published by Montana […]

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East County Group continues shutdown of wind power project on Campo Indian Reservation

One of the largest renewable energy projects to come up in San Diego County is trapped in a second lawsuit alleging environmental violations. One of the largest renewable energy projects to come up in San Diego County is trapped in a second lawsuit alleging environmental violations. The stake is a construction project of 60 wind […]

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Man Suspected of Shooting at Crow Indian Reservation Appears for Assault | USAO-MT

BILLINGS – A man suspected of shooting and injuring a pedestrian from his vehicle at the Crow agency on the Crow Indian Reservation appeared for the first time in a criminal complaint today, the Acting US Attorney Leif M. Johnson. Fabian Cruz Dawes, 31, passing through, is accused by a criminal complaint of assault with […]

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man from Le Havre admits to trafficking methamphetamine on the Rocky Boy Indian reservation | USAO-MT

GREAT FALLS – A man from Le Havre accused of supplying large amounts of methamphetamine to individuals on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation pleaded guilty to a crime of trafficking today, Acting US Prosecutor Leif Johnson said. Clayton Cree Morsette, 23, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Morsette faces at least 10 […]

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wife Hardin admits torching house on Crow Indian Reservation | USAO-MT

BILLINGS – A Hardin woman today admitted charges accusing her of burning down a house undergoing renovations on the Crow Indian Reservation, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said. Vanessa Faith Prettyontop, also known as Vanessa Faith Gunshows, 34, has pleaded guilty to arson, as an indictment accuses her. Prettyontop faces a maximum sentence of life […]

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Browning man admits murder and kidnapping on Blackfeet Indian Reservation | USAO-MT

GREAT FALLS – A man from Browning today admitted to murdering a man and holding a woman hostage with a knife point on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said. Jason Avery Mattson, 30, has pleaded guilty to second degree murder and kidnapping, as charged in an indictment. Mattson faces a maximum […]

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BIA agent shoots man on Crow Indian reservation

Details Through Indigenous News Online Staff March 14, 2021 recent news LODGE GRASS, Mont. – The FBI is investigating a Sunday morning shooting at Lodge Grass, Mont. on the Crow Indian Reservation involving a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) police officer and a man. The information was released by the Salt Lake City FBI field […]

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woman from Spokane admits methamphetamine trafficking on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation | USAO-MT

GREAT FALLS – A woman from Spokane, Wash., Suspected of being a long-time methamphetamine trafficker in and around the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation today admitted trafficking charges, prosecutor said Acting American Leif Johnson. Kristina Dawn Russette, 30, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Russette faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years […]

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Flathead Indian Reservation expands to include national bison range

Details Through Indigenous News Online Staff January 17, 2021 WASHINGTON – The Confederate Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana will include the National Bison Chain when a transfer of ownership facilitated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Bureau of Land Management ( BLM) will be […]