Minot Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Federal Officer
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 officerâ€™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
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.