New Town Man Pleads Guilty to Assault
BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on
August 1, 2012, Daniel A. Chase, 32, of New Town, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S. District
Court to a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
The incident occurred in June 2010 near Lake Sakakawea. Chase and the victim
got into an argument, and Chase assaulted the victim, using his fists and hands. As a
result of the assault, the victim suffered multiple injuries, including a broken tooth, facial
contusions and bruising, and internal abdominal injuries which required surgery to repair.
The charge of assault carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in federal
prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Three Affiliated
Tribes Police Department and Bureau of Indian Affairs - Fort Berthold Agency.
Sentencing for Chase has been scheduled for November 19, 2012, in U.S. District
Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 1:30 p.m.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk is prosecuting the case.