Belcourt Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Federal Officer
BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on May 4, 2012, Peter J. Laducer, 27, of Belcourt, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of
assaulting and resisting a federal officer.
On March 18, 2011, law enforcement officers responded to an incident report
involving Laducer and subsequently arrested Laducer and placed him in the back of a patrol
vehicle. Upon arrival at the police department, Laducer was noncompliant with exiting the
patrol vehicle and had to by physically removed. Once at the booking desk, Laducer became
disorderly and spit in the face of a federal officer. Laducer was taken to a cell and once
again spit in the face of the federal officer.
The charge of assaulting and resisting a federal officer carries a statutory maximum
penalty of eight years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Turtle Mountain Agency.
Sentencing for Laducer has been scheduled for August 13, 2012, in U.S. District
Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 9:30 a.m.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell is prosecuting the case.