Nelson Travis Alexander Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 19, 2013|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on July 18, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, Nelson Travis Alexander, a 47-year-old resident of Box Elder and an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Indian Tribe, pled guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Sentencing has been set for October 22, 2013. He is currently detained.
In an offer of proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna R. Jackson, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On December 2, 2012, Alexander intentionally assaulted K.A., striking her in the face with his closed fists and causing her serious bodily injury.
Alexander’s assault on K.A. came without warning, breaking her nose, fracturing her jaw, and causing extreme swelling to her face. She was flown to the hospital in Great Falls and hospitalized for several days.
The assault occurred within the exterior boundaries of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.
Alexander faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years’ supervised release.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.