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California Man Sentenced for New Town Burglary

December 17, 2012

BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Dec. 17, 2012, Raymond LaRue, 31, of Wasco, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patrick A. Conmy on a charge of burglary. LaRue pleaded guilty to the charge on Sept. 21, 2012.

Judge Conmy sentenced LaRue to four years and three months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. LaRue was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund and $3,652.03 in restitution.

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. At the time of the break-in, LaRue was under the influence of methamphetamine. Law enforcement officers responded to the home and found LaRue standing next to a roadway holding a rake and a knife, and threatening passersby.

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

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





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