Box Elder Woman Admits Stabbing Man

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (NMB) – A Box Elder woman has admitted to stabbing a man in the hand and chest with a butterfly knife on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation in 2019.

Katie Lynn Big Bow, 44, pleaded guilty to assault of a dating partner last week in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.

The prosecution said in court records that the assault occurred 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 transported to Northern Montana Hospital for treatment.

U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided and set sentencing for May 7. Big Bow was detained 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.

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