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Belcourt man pleads guilty to assault charge

July 16, 2012

MINOT - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on July 16, 2012, Jeffrey L. McCloud, 48, of Belcourt, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

On July 9, 2011, McCloud struck a person in the face, knocking her unconscious and knocking out her tooth.

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 McCloud has been scheduled for October 29, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Minot, N.D., at 10:00 a.m.

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







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