Mandaree Man Sentenced for Assault and Theft Charges
BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on
January 5, 2012, Kalolo N. Iu, 22, of Mandaree, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District
Judge Daniel L. Hovland on charges of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and theft
within Indian country. Iu pleaded guilty to the charges on October 11, 2011.
Judge Hovland sentenced Iu to two years six months in federal prison, to be
followed by three years of supervised release. Iu was ordered to pay restitution of
$8,231.22 and special assessments of $200 to the Crime Victimâ€™s Fund.
On May 7, 2011, Iu and the victim were celebrating a family memberâ€™s wedding at
various locations throughout the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. During the night, Iu
became upset with the victim and began to assault her, striking her in the head and body
multiple times. The assault resulted in hospitalization of the victim.
In a separate incident in April 2011, Iu stole tools from motor vehicles parked outside the Four Bears Casino and Lodge in New Town. The tools were valued at approximately $4,000.
The cases were investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Fort Berthold
Agency and the Three Affiliated Tribes Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk prosecuted the cases.