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Solen Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary & Assault on Federal Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on May 8, 2012, Clifford See Walker, 21, of Solen, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of burglary and a charge of assaulting and resisting a federal officer.

On March 30, 2011, See Walker broke into a garage owned by the Catholic church in Fort Yates and took a vehicle, tools and some money. In February 2012 when BIA officers tried to arrest See Walker for an unrelated matter, See Walker assaulted and resisted a federal officer by forcibly pulling away, attempting to physically strike, attempting to spit on and threatening to kill a federal officer.

The charge of burglary carries a statutory maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. 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 - Standing Rock Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Standing Rock Police Department.

Sentencing for See Walker has been scheduled for August 13, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 11:00 a.m.

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

 

 

 

 

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