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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cannonball N.D. Man Sentenced on Two Counts of Assault

BISMARCK - U. S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Jan. 20, 2015, Ryan Maurice Thunderhawk, 24, Cannonball, N.D., was sentenced before U. S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland to serve six years in prison for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Thunderhawk was also ordered to serve three years supervised release and pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.

On July 6, 2014, assaulted an adult female with the intent to do bodily harm, and which resulted in serious bodily injury. Thunderhawk was in a relationship with the female victim at the time of the incident which occurred on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

This case was investigated by Bureau of Indian Affairs -Standing Rock Agency

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

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Updated February 10, 2015