Fort Yates Man Pleads Guilty to Assault Charges
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
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
Each charge carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a
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.