Pryor Man Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Woman on Fort Belknap Reservation

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (NMB) – A Pryor man who admitted beating and strangling a woman on the Fort Belknap Reservation was sentenced last week to 34 months in prison and to three years of supervised release.

A press release says Corey Dane Hill, 36, pleaded guilty in December 2020 to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. Hill was detained.

In court documents filed in the case, the prosecution alleged the assault occurred on November 16th, 2019, while Hill was drinking alcohol with the victim in Fort Belknap Agency. The two argued. Hill hit the victim in head and strangled her. The victim underwent surgery for injuries.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Cobell prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Fort Belknap Law Enforcement.

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

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