GREAT FLALLS – Acting U.S. attorney Leif M. Johnson stated that a Brockton man who was accused of assaulting another person at his Fort Peck Indian Reservation home admitted to assault charges today.
James Michael Garcia, 29, admitted to assault resulting from serious bodily injury. Garcia faces a maximum 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.
Chief U.S. district Judge Brian M. Morris presided. Chief Judge Morris scheduled sentencing for February 9, 2022.. Garcia was taken into custody pending further proceedings.
The government claimed in court documents, that Garcia struck Jane Doe on August. 26, 2018, Garcia after an argument over the telephone with a relative. The victim sustained serious injuries.
The case is being prosecuted by Jared C. Cobell, U.S. attorney. It was investigated by Fort Peck Tribal Law Enforcement and the FBI.