New Town Man Sentenced for Assault
BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 1, 2013, Sean Conklin, 35, of New Town, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Conklin was found guilty of the charge by a federal jury on April 18, 2012.
Judge Hovland sentenced Conklin to three years and nine months in federal prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release. Conklin was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.
On April 13, 2010, an employee of a Bismarck excavating company was in the entertainment bar at the Four Bears Casino and Lodge near New Town, N.D. Conklin struck this employee in the face as he was leaving the bar to go to his hotel room. The victim suffered a broken jaw and a cracked tooth.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Fort Berthold Agency, the Three Affiliated Tribes Police Department and the Four Bears Casino Security.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk prosecuted the case.