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Brockton Woman Admits Stealing Gun, Vehicle In 2022 Burglary

A Brockton woman has admitted to stealing a firearm and a vehicle in a residential burglary on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said Thursday, April 23.

The defendant, Avis Big Track, 32, pleaded guilty on April 24 to burglary. She faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

Court documents allege that on Sept. 26, 2022, two homeowners reported a burglary of their home in Brockton. During the burglary, Big Track took a .45-caliber pistol and keys to a black 2014 Chrysler 300, which she used to steal the vehicle. The burglary took place between 8 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2022, and 7 a.m. Sept. 26, 2022.

Big Track was seen driving the stolen Chrysler at approximately 11:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and she eventually admitted that she took the vehicle and had given the firearm to another individual, who put it in a safe with drugs. Law enforcement searched the safe and found the pistol and methamphetamine.

Big Talk had originally been charged with two additional crimes — theft and possession of stolen firearms and ammunition — which were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda L. Myers is prosecuting the case. Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice conducted the investigation.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided. The court will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. Sentencing was set for Aug. 28. Big Track was detained pending further proceedings.

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