New Town Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender
BISMARCK - US Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on February 6, 2017, Valentino William White, Jr., 33, New Town, ND, was sentenced before US District Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland to serve four years and nine months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, on a charge of domestic assault by a habitual offender. Judge Hovland also ordered White to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.
White pleaded guilty on November 2, 2016, to assaulting a woman by striking her across the face with a cellular phone and throwing her down the stairs in May 2016. White had demonstrated a pattern of violence towards women by having three previous convictions for domestic violence offenses by May 2016. Specifically, White had a domestic violence conviction in each of the following courts: Grand Forks County District Court, Bismarck Municipal Court, and Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Court.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Three Affiliated Tribes Police Department.
Assistant US Attorney Jonathan O’Konek prosecuted the case.