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Fort Yates Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender

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

BISMARCK– U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Nov. 4, 2013, Marcus Flying Horse, 29, Fort Yates, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of domestic assault by habitual offender. Flying Horse pleaded guilty to the charge on Aug. 13, 2013.

Judge Hovland sentenced Flying Horse to serve two years and three months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Flying Horse was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

On March 1, 2013, Flying Horse committed a domestic assault by hitting a woman in the eye. At the time when this assault took place, Flying Horse had at least six prior misdemeanor convictions in Standing Rock Tribal Court for qualifying domestic violence offenses.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Standing Rock Agency, with the assistance of the Standing Rock Tribal Prosecutor’s Office and Standing Rock Tribal Court.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Delorme and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Shanley prosecuted the case. Ms. Shanley’s position is funded by a Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women grant program.

Updated January 29, 2015