Woman admits gun crime in fatal shooting at Rocky Boy Indian Reservation | USAO-MT

GREAT FALLS – A woman today admitted to committing a crime with a firearm after fatally shooting a man while she was in her car in Box Elder on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation, the report said. American attorney Jesse Laslovich.

Shaide Jo Demontiney, 19, of no permanent address, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with using a firearm during and in connection with a violent crime. Demontiney faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. Chief Justice Morris set the sentence for September 28. The court will determine a sentence after considering US sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. Demontiney has been detained pending further prosecution.

The government alleged in court documents that on August 16, 2021, tribal police responded to a report of a shooting in Box Elder and found a deceased man. Officers learned Demontiney shot the man and chased him away. Officers found and arrested Demontiney shortly after the car she was driving broke down on the freeway. Demontiney had a .380 caliber handgun and the victim’s cell phone. Demontiney told investigators she was in the car with the victim and grabbed a handgun from her purse after offering him money and drugs for sex and having him inappropriately touched. After the victim made another remark, Demontiney shot him in the chest. Demontiney told officers she did not feel in danger when she shot the victim. Demontiney then took the car and drove off.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica A. Betley is prosecuting the case, which has been investigated by the FBI and the Rocky Boy Police Department.


Nohemi M. Moore