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Fort Yates Man Pleads Guilty to Assault Charges

March 21, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 21, 2012, Jeremy Dwarf, 30, of Fort Yates, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

On November 6, 2011, in Fort Yates, Dwarf assaulted an adult male with a fence post, striking the victim numerous times in the head. Once the victim fell to the ground, unconscious, Dwarf continued to assault the victim by kicking him in the head and face. As a result of the assault the victim suffered injuries that required immediate and extensive medical attention.

Each charge carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs - Standing Rock Agency.

Sentencing for Dwarf has been scheduled for June 28, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 10:30.

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





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