Browning Montana Man Pleads Guilty To Assault With A Knife
A Browning man accused of holding a knife to a person’s throat and stabbing another person who attempted to help admitted to assault charges on Tuesday, Aug. 29, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.
Jaylin John Ridesatthedoor, 19, pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Ridesatthedoor faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.
Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided over the Case
After considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors, the court will determine any sentence.
The court set sentencing for Jan. 25, 2024, and ordered Ridesatthedoor detained pending further proceedings.
In court documents, the government alleged that on June 28, 2022, near Browning, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Ridesatthedoor pursued a vehicle that his ex-girlfriend occupied, identified as Jane Doe, and others.
Ridesatthedoor slashed two tires, broke out a window, and tried to pull Jane Doe out of the vehicle.
Once Jane Doe left the car, Ridesatthedoor attempted to persuade Jane Doe to go with him. When she refused, Ridesatthedoor started swinging a knife he was holding at Jane Doe and then had it against her throat.
Another occupant of the vehicle, John Doe, tried to pull Ridesatthedoor off Jane Doe, and Ridesatthedoor stabbed him in the chest.
John Doe was flown to an area hospital for life-saving surgery. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kalah A. Paisley is prosecuting the case.
The FBI and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services conducted the investigation.