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New Town Man Sentenced for Assault

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, Christopher McMillan, 29, New Town, N.D., was sentenced by U. S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland to serve two years and six months in prison on the charge of assault of a dating partner resulting in substantial bodily injury. McMillan pleaded guilty to the charge on April 21, 2014.

On Dec. 9, 2013, McMillan assaulted a female, whom he was dating, resulting in substantial bodily injury to the face and neck of the victim.

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

The charge in this case, assault of a dating partner resulting in substantial bodily injury in Indian Country, was created by Congress as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

The case was investigated by Bureau of Indian Affairs – Fort Berthold Agency and Three Affiliated Tribes Police Department.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Rick Volk.

Updated February 9, 2015