This article was originally published by Four Points Press on January 20, 2022.
An Ashland man who pleaded guilty to a 2019 assault on an elderly man on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation on Thursday, Jan. 20 was ordered to time served followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said in a press release.
Terry Lynn Braine, 56, pleaded guilty in July 2021 to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He has already served approximately 30 months of jail time, according to the press release.
U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided over the case.
The government alleged in court documents that Braine assaulted a man in his 80s at an Ashland residence on April 7, 2019. Braine hit the victim several times causing the victim to fall to the ground. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment for his injuries.
According to the press release, Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan T. Dake prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.