Solen Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary & Assault on Federal Officer
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
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.