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Belcourt Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota

BISMARCK - U. S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on July 28, 2014, Robert DeLong Jr., 30, Belcourt, N.D., was sentenced by U. S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland to serve two years and nine months in prison for the charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. DeLong pleaded guilty to the charge on April 11, 2014.

On July 4, 2012, DeLong struck a woman in the face, causing a torn retina, which required eye surgery to repair.

Judge Hovland also ordered DeLong to complete three years of supervised release and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

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

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Brandi Russell.

Updated February 9, 2015