Arrests Made In Assault Of 17-Year-Old Girl
Billings Police have arrested a man and a minor implicated in the viscious attack on 17-year-old Redwillow Horsecapture. 19-year-old Johnnie Lafountain was taken into custody after what Billings Police Lt. David Cardillo described as an “exhaustive” investigation. A male minor was also arrested and is in custody at the youth detention facility.
Redwillow Horsecapture was attacked on May 6 on the Rims. She told police that she remembered getting hit in the face by a man she didn’t know. The attack happened at about 10 p.m. Horsecapture was taken to St. Vincent Healthcare the following morning. Doctors screwed a plate into her jaw and wired it shut.
While the investigation is ongoing, Lt. Cardillo said they are not seeking any other suspects. Lafountain is facing a felony assault charge. The Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office could file charges in court within days.