New Town Man Found Guilty of Assault
BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on
April 18, 2012, Sean Conklin, 34, of New Town, N.D., was found guilty by a federal
jury on a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
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, ND, when he was
struck in the face by Conklin as the victim was leaving to go to his hotel room. The
victim suffered a broken jaw and a cracked tooth.
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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Fort Berthold Agency, Three Affiliated Tribes Police Department and
Four Bears Casino Security.
Sentencing for Conklin has been scheduled for July 9, 2012, in U.S. District Court
in Bismarck, N.D., at 9:00 a.m.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk is prosecuting the case.