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Fort Yates Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

January 13, 2014

BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Jan. 13, 2014, Morris Flying Horse, 42, Fort Yates, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. Flying Horse pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 4, 2013.

Judge Hovland sentenced Flying Horse to serve one year and six months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Flying Horse was ordered to pay restitution of $395.65 and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

On Jan. 16, 2013, Flying Horse assaulted another man by punching him in the face. When the victim fell to the floor, Flying Horse, who was wearing work boots, kicked the victim several times in the face.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Standing Rock Agency.

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









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