Omak Man Sentenced to Prison for Domestic Violence-Related Crimes on the Colville Indian Reservation
|U.S. Attorney’s Office January 10, 2013|
SPOKANE—Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Daniel Quilochin Fry, age 21, of Omak, Washington, was sentenced today for two domestic violence-related crimes occurring on the Colville Indian Reservation. United States District Judge Lonny R. Suko sentenced Fry to 108 months in federal prison, to be followed by 36 months of court supervision upon release from custody.
Earlier, Fry pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon in Indian Country, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1153(a) and 113(a)(3); and maiming in Indian Country, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1153(a) and 114. According to information disclosed during the court proceedings, the investigation of this case began after the victim, who had been severely beaten on April 21 and 22, 2010, at a house located on the Colville Indian Reservation, placed a call to 9-1-1. The investigation revealed that Fry had periodically locked the victim in a closet and, over a five-month period, beaten her severely with a baseball bat, propane tank, and other objects. Fry had also threatened to kill the victim with a firearm. The maiming charge stems from an incident where Fry forced the victim to lie on the floor, and he then poured scalding water on her leg and back.
Michael C. Ormsby said, “Domestic violence is a serious problem nationwide but is even more pronounced on Indian Reservations, where women suffer a disproportionate amount of violence. The physical and emotional scars of domestic violence affect victims for years. This case was particularly egregious because the abuse started when the victim was 17 years old and because the protracted assaultive behavior went on for five months. The United States Attorneys Office in the Eastern District of Washington is committed to reducing domestic violence through aggressive prosecution.”
This investigation was conducted by the Colville Tribal Police Department, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Rudy J. Verschoor, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.