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Cannonball, ND 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 October 31, 2014, Dustin Lester, age 41, was sentenced to serve 60 months imprisonment for assault with a dangerous weapon.

Dustin Lester was charged by Indictment with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender on February 19, 2014, while at the Prairie Knights Casino. Security video footage obtained from the Prairie Knights Casino showed Lester physically assaulting a female by punching and kicking her multiple times in the hallway of the casino. The female Lester assaulted is a person with whom he had a dating relationship with.

Lester changed his plea on July 31, 2014 to guilty on one count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Judge Hovland also sentenced Lester to three (3) years supervised release and ordered to pay $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.

Case was investigated by Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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

Updated February 4, 2015