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Devils Lake Man Sentenced for Striking, Beating and Wounding

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

FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on April 29, 2013, Zev Boyd Rush of Devils Lake, N.D., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson on a charge of striking, beating and wounding.

Judge Erickson sentenced Rush to two months’ imprisonment and four months of electronic monitoring to be followed by one year of supervised release. Rush was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,355 and to pay a $10 special assessment to the Crime Victim's Fund.

Rush, 33, pleaded guilty on Feb. 4, 2013, to assaulting the victim with a black metal collapsible baton causing numerous contusions to the victim’s arms and leg. The incident occurred on Oct. 26, 2010, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Janice M. Morley prosecuted the case.

Updated January 29, 2015