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Cannon Ball Man Sentenced for Assault on a Federal Officer

September 24, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Sept. 24, 2012, Bruce Flying Horse, 23, of Cannon Ball, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of assaulting a federal officer.

Flying Horse pleaded guilty to the charge on June 22, 2012. Judge Hovland ordered Flying Horse imprisoned for a period of seven months, followed by a placement at a half-way house for an additional six months. Flying Horse will be on supervised release for two years. Flying Horse must pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

On Feb. 21, 2012, law enforcement officers responded to a disturbance call from a Cannon Ball residence. When officers arrived, Flying Horse was detained by the occupants of the residence. When the officers attempted to place Flying Horse under arrest, Flying Horse began striking out towards the officers, and
Flying Horse struck a federal officer in the chin.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Standing Rock Agency, Standing Rock Police Department and Standing Rock Tribal Prosecutor's Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Delorme prosecuted the case.







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