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Selfridge Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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

BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on June 10, 2013, Curtis D. Jochim, 26, Selfridge, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. Jochim pleaded guilty to the charge on March 18, 2013.

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

On July 5, 2012, Jochim assaulted a man using his teeth, a hammer and a broom. The man required medical attention for his injuries.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Standing Rock Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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

Updated January 29, 2015