Cherokee man gets federal time for assault against fiancé

Posted by fuzzy | September 9, 2016 0

lowney-yohnagalegi-crowA Cherokee man will spend more than seven years in a federal prison for beating his fiancé with a baseball bat.

Lowney Yohnagalegi Crow, 33, pleaded guilty in April to one count of intentional assault inflicting serious bodily injury on his then- fiancé who was beaten so badly that she required multiple surgeries and physical therapy in order to walk again.

The sentence was announced August 17 in a press release issued by the office of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, Jill Westermoreland Rose.

Following Crow’s incarceration, Judge Martin Reidinger ordered him to serve three years under court supervision.

Crow is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians.

CIPD officers first responded to Crow’s resident on March 30, 2014, in response to a 911 call regarding an attempted rape and assault. The female victim, who was Crow’s fiancé at the time, told law enforcement officers that another individual had come into Crow’s house and attempted to sexually assault her. The officers found the alleged perpetrator laying on the floor inside Crow’s residence unconscious and in need of medical attention.

The following day, the victim called 911 again, this time requesting transportation to the hospital to be seen for injuries to her knees and abdomen. She later told authorities that Crow was one who assaulted her, after he accused her of being unfaithful. She said that Crow used a wooden baseball bat to hit her for approximately 45 minutes, and until the bat eventually broke.

The following morning, Crow carried the victim to the bathroom because she was unable to walk and finally agreed to get her medical attention for her injuries. He also told her to tell the police that he was not responsible for the multiple fractures in her legs, hands and other parts of her body. An arrest warrant against Crow was issued in January 2015, following the filing of a federal complaint against him. He was located in California where he was arrested in January 2016.

He is currently in federal custody and will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.

All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole.

Download The Official U.S. Attorney Press Release

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