Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fort Yates Man Sentenced for Assault Charges

BISMARCK—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on June 28, 2012, Jeremy Dwarf, 30, of Fort Yates, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Dwarf pleaded guilty to the charges on March 21, 2012.

Judge Hovland sentenced Dwarf to seven years and eight months in federal prison, to be followed by three years’ supervised release. Dwarf was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund and to pay $267,106.59 in restitution.

On November 6, 2011, in Fort Yates, Dwarf assaulted an adult male with a fence post, striking the victim numerous times in the head. Once the victim fell to the ground, unconscious, Dwarf continued to assault the victim by kicking him in the head and face. As a result of the assault the victim suffered injuries that required immediate and extensive medical attention.

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

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

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