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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 8, 2013

Two Women Plead Guilty to Assault

BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on April 8, 2013, Brittany D. Lafountain, 23, Belcourt, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. On Feb. 20, 2013, co-defendant Shamra L. Campbell, 45, Minot, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

On Aug. 2, 2012, Lafountain and Campbell assaulted a victim with two walking canes, which resulted in serious bodily injury to the victim. The victim’s injuries were not life threatening but did require hospitalization. The offense occurred at the victim’s residence in Belcourt.

The charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

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

Sentencing for Campbell has been scheduled for June 10, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 9:45 a.m.

Sentencing for Lafountain has been scheduled for June 24, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Minot, N.D., at 11:15 a.m.

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

Updated January 29, 2015