Belcourt Man Convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
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.