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Browning man pleads guilty to assault

Arrow Top Knot pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Posted at 4:26 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 19:06:06-05

GREAT FALLS — Dylan Jace Arrow Top Knot of Browning admitted in federal court in Great Falls on Tuesday that he assaulted a woman by throwing her to the ground, breaking her arm and injuring her shoulder on the Blackfeet Reservation last year.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a press release that Arrow Top Knot, 20 years old, pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

In court records filed in the case, the prosecution said that Arrow Top Knot was intoxicated when he went to the victim’s house in Browning on April 12, 2019. Arrow Top Knot began hitting the victim’s vehicle.

When the victim went outside to see what was going on, Arrow Top Knot began assaulting her and threw her to the ground. The victim landed on her left side, seriously injuring her shoulder and breaking her upper arm. The victim required medical treatment in Montana and Washington.

Arrow Top Knot told investigators he did not remember what happened that night because he had been drinking and blacked out. He expressed remorse for hurting the victim and gave the investigator an apology letter for the victim.

He faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris presided and set sentencing for May 7. Arrow Top Knot was released pending further proceedings.