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Belcourt Man Convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

September 25, 2013

BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Sept. 25, 2013, Jason A. Azure, 31, Belcourt, N.D., was found guilty by a federal jury in U.S. District Court on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

On May 6, 2013, Azure stabbed a tribal security officer in the face with a butter knife. The injury resulted in a cut to the officer’s cheek, which required medical treatment.

The charge of assault with a dangerous weapon carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by Bureau of Indian Affairs – Turtle Mountain Agency.

Sentencing for Azure has not been scheduled.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell is prosecuting the case.






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