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California Man Pleads Guilty to New Town Burglary

September 21, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on September 21, 2012, Raymond LaRue, 31, of Wasco, Calif., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of burglary.

On July 12, 2012, LaRue broke into a residence west of New Town. LaRue used a knife and caused damage to the floors, walls, and furniture inside the residence.

The charge of burglary carries a statutory maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

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

Sentencing for LaRue has been scheduled for December 17, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 11:30 a.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk is prosecuting the case.







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