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New Town Man Sentenced for Assault

August 30, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on August 30, 2012, Robert W. Brugh Jr., a/k/a Trebor Brugh, 39, of New Town, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Brugh pleaded guilty to the
charge on May 4, 2012.

Judge Hovland sentenced Brugh to two years and three months in federal prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release. Brugh was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund and to pay restitution of $26,574.66.

On January 9, 2012, Brugh went to the United Prairie Cooperative in New Town to discuss the delivery of propane from the business. Brugh became upset that propane could not be delivered that day, and Brugh struck an employee in the face, causing the employee’s glasses to be knocked off. Brugh then punched
the employee in the head and face, knocking the employee to the floor. The employee’s head struck the floor as he fell. The employee suffered a closed head injury to his brain, contusions to his head and a skull fracture and was hospitalized for several days.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Fort Berthold Agency and Three Affiliated Tribes Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk prosecuted the case.







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