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Belcourt Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

August 30, 2012

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 Victim’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 Agency.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell prosecuted the case.







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