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Box Elder woman admits stabbing a man

Big Bow pleaded guilty to assault of a dating partner
Katie Lynn Big Bow of Box Elder
Posted at 4:24 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 18:27:18-05

GREAT FALLS — Katie Lynn Big Bow of Box Elder admitted in federal court in Great Falls on Wednesday that she stabbed a man in the hand and chest on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation last year.

U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said in a news release that Big Bow, 44 years old, pleaded guilty to assault of a dating partner.

The prosecution said in court records that the assault happened on May 2, 2019 when Big Bow stabbed the victim with a butterfly knife in the left hand and upper chest at his house in Box Elder. The victim was taken to the Northern Montana Hospital for treatment.

Court documents state that he had a cut between his third and fourth fingers on his left hand and another cut in his left upper chest that went into the pectoral muscle.

Big Bow faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris presided at Wednesday's hearing and set sentencing for May 7th. Big Bow was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending further proceedings.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette Stewart is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Rocky Boy’s Chippewa Cree Law Enforcement.