Box Elder Man Admits Assaulting Woman on Rocky Boy’s Reservation

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (NMB) – A Box Elder man has admitted to assaulting a woman, causing serious injuries, on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation.

Kelcey James Morsette, 31, pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury on Wednesday in US District Court in Great Falls. Morsette faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

Chief Judge Brian Morris presided and set sentencing for June 2nd. Morsette was detained.

The prosecution said in court documents that on November 14th, 2019, Morsette was highly intoxicated and belligerent. Morsette argued with the victim before becoming angry and attacking her. The woman sustained serious injuries from the assault and was hospitalized for her injuries.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Cobell is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Rocky Boy’s Police Department Criminal Investigations.

Information courtesy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana

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