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Two Men Plead Guilty to Damaging a Bureau of Indian Affairs Vehicle

September 26, 2012

FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Sept. 26, 2012, Welden Littleghost, 21, of Sheyenne, N.D., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to charges of damage to government property, possession of stolen firearms, and escape by prisoner. Co-defendant Lucas Little, 22, of Tokio, N.D., pleaded guilty on Sept. 25, 2012, to the same charges. The incident occurred on Aug. 24, 2011, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. Littleghost and Little are both facing a maximum of
21 years in prison.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Sentencing for Littleghost and Little has been scheduled for Dec. 18, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Fargo, N.D., at 2:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Janice M. Morley is prosecuting the case.







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