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Thursday, April 25, 2013

North Dakota Man Sentenced On Assault Charge

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Ft. Yates, North Dakota man convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on April 23, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Andrew Ramsey, age 27, was sentenced to 57 months custody, 3 years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

Ramsey was indicted for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury by a federal grand jury in August of 2012. On November 16, 2012, he pled guilty to Count I of the Indictment.

The conviction stems from an incident on July 14, 2012, which occurred at a home the Defendant shared with the victim. The couple began arguing and the Defendant chased after the victim with a knife, ultimately stabbing the victim in the abdomen. As a result of the assault the victim was hospitalized and required surgery to repair her injuries.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Morley prosecuted the case.

Ramsey was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Updated June 22, 2015