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Belcourt Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Federal Officer

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 10, 2013
  • District of North Dakota (701) 297-7400

BISMARCK—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on September 10, 2013, Michael Jackson, 30, Belcourt, North Dakota, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a charge of assaulting and resisting a federal officer.

On May 7, 2013, a police officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Turtle Mountain Agency attempted to detain Jackson and put him into a patrol vehicle. Jackson resisted and kicked the officer in the knee.

The charge of assaulting and resisting a federal officer carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Turtle Mountain Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sentencing for Jackson has been scheduled for December 20, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell is prosecuting the case.

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