North Dakota Man Pleads Guilty To Assault With A Dangerous Weapon
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Andrew Kills Crow, age 21, of New Town, North Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann on May 28, 2013 and pled guilty to Counts 15 and 17 of the Superseding Indictment that each charged him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
For each count, the maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release and an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges stem from an incident in late December 2011, wherein a trailer in Mobridge was burglarized and a large quantity of cocaine and methamphetamine and several thousand dollars in cash was stolen. Several burglary “suspects” were taken to a remote location by Kills Crow and others. Once there, the victims were assaulted with shod feet and hit with firearms. The victims denied knowing anything about the thefts. The real burglars were later apprehended.
The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.
Kills Crow was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing, which has not been set.