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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Belcourt Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Federal Officer

BISMARCK– U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Sept. 10, 2013, Michael Jackson, 30, Belcourt, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of assaulting and resisting a federal officer.

On May 7, 2013, a police officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Turtle Mountain Agency, attempted to detain Jackson and put him into a patrol vehicle. Jackson resisted and kicked the officer in the knee.

The charge of assaulting and resisting a federal officer carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Turtle Mountain Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sentencing for Jackson has been scheduled for Dec. 20, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 9:00 a.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell is prosecuting the case.

Updated January 29, 2015