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Minot Man Sentenced for Assaulting Federal Officer

October 29, 2012

MINOT - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on October 29, 2012, Vincent M. Anderson, 34, of Minot, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of assaulting and resisting a federal officer. Anderson pleaded guilty to the charge on June 25, 2012.

Judge Hovland sentenced Anderson to two years in federal prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release. Anderson was ordered to pay $625.45 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

On March 5, 2012, in the Belcourt area, a police officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs stopped a motor vehicle in which Anderson was a passenger. When the officer attempted to detain Anderson, Anderson resisted the officer. During the struggle, Anderson hit the officer in the face, causing swelling and tenderness to the officer’s face.

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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