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

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cannonball Man Pleads Guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

BISMARCK - U. S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on July 31, 2014, Dustin Lester, 40, Cannonball, N.D., pleaded guilty before U. S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland to a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

On Dec. 27, 2013, Lester assaulted a female victim by kicking her with the shoes he was wearing, causing bodily injury.

Sentencing for Lester has been scheduled for Oct. 31, 2014, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 9:00 a.m.

The charge of assault with a dangerous weapon carries a statutory maximum of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by Bureau of Indian Affairs – Standing Rock Agency.

Assistant U. S. Attorney Gary Delorme is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 4, 2015