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Belcourt Man Pleads Guilty to Assault

May 21, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on May 21, 2012, Kenneth N. Allery Jr., 29, of Belcourt, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

On May 30, 2011, Allery stabbed the victim in the chest with a knife. The victim sought medical attention and underwent surgery for his injury.

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 Bureau of Indian Affairs - Turtle Mountain Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sentencing for Allery has been scheduled for September 10, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Minot, N.D., at 11:00 a.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell is prosecuting the case.






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