GREAT FALLS – A Pryor man who admitted beating and strangling a woman on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation was sentenced today to 34 months in prison and to three years of supervised release, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said.
Corey Dane Hill, 36, pleaded guilty on Dec. 16, 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 Nov. 16, 2019, while Hill was drinking alcohol with the victim, identified as Jane Doe, 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.