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Belcourt Man Pleads Guilty to Assault

June 22, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on June 22, 2012, Garrick L. Martin, 30, of Belcourt, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

On February 13, 2012, in Belcourt, Martin struck a person in the face with a beer bottle. The victim had to undergo surgery and lost two teeth because of the assault.

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.

Sentencing for Martin has been scheduled for September 21, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 11:30 a.m.

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





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