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Minot Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Federal Officer

June 25, 2012

MINOT - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on June 25, 2012, Vincent M. Anderson, 33, of Minot, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of assaulting and resisting a federal officer.

On March 5, 2012, in the Belcourt area, a police officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs stopped a motor vehicle in which Anderson was a passenger. When the officer attempted to detain Anderson, Anderson resisted the officer. During the struggle, Anderson hit the officer in the face, causing swelling and tenderness to the officer’s face.

The charge of assaulting and resisting a federal officer carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Turtle Mountain Agency.

Sentencing for Anderson has been scheduled for August 27, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Minot, N.D., at 1:30 p.m.

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






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