Belcourt Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on
August 30, 2012, Bobby L. Bercier Jr., 35, of Belcourt, N.D., was sentenced by U.S.
District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.
Bercier pleaded guilty to the charge on March 19, 2012.
Judge Hovland sentenced Bercier to three years and five months in federal prison,
to be followed by three years of supervised release. Bercier was ordered to pay a $100
special assessment to the Crime Victimâ€™s Fund and to pay restitution of $2,890.36.
On May 6, 2011, in the Belcourt area, the victim attended a party where Bercier
was present. Bercier approached the victim and stabbed the victim in the stomach. The
victim sought medical attention for the injury, which was not life-threatening.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Turtle Mountain
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell prosecuted the case.