Fort Yates Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Federal Officer
BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on May 4, 2012, Gary Two Horses, 48, of Fort Yates, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a
charge of assaulting and resisting a federal officer.
On February 25, 2012, law enforcement officers responded to an incident report
involving Two Horses. Two Horses was placed under arrest and escorted to a patrol
vehicle. Because Two Horses had difficulty getting into the patrol vehicle, the officer
grabbed Two Horsesâ€™s legs to assist. At that time, Two Horses kicked the officer in the
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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of
Indian Affairs - Standing Rock Agency and Standing Rock Police Department.
Sentencing for Two Horses has been scheduled for August 13, 2012, in U.S.
District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 10:00 a.m.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Delorme is prosecuting the case.