Nelson Travis Alexander Sentenced in U.S. District Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 24, 2013|
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on October 22, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, Nelson Travis Alexander, a 47-year-old resident of Box Elder and an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Indian Tribe, was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 27 months
- Special assessment: $100
- Supervised release: three years
Alexander was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
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.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the “truth in sentencing” guidelines mandate that Alexander will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, Alexander does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for “good behavior.” However, this reduction will not exceed 15 percent of the overall sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.