Man sentenced for assault with chainsaw at Northern Cheyenne

A sign on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Photo from NRC

A man from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana was sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison for attacking a man with a chainsaw.

James Posey Fisher Sr., 28, admitted that he struck another man with a running chainsaw in March 2014. The victim suffered a cut on his face so deep that his teeth were visible through his skin, The Billings Gazette reported.

“I’m truly sorry for what I’ve done. It’s pretty sad what happened,” Fisher said in court today, the paper reported.

Fisher pleaded guilty to one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Two other charges -- including one for an assault on a second man with the chainsaw -- were dismissed under the plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

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