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Devils Lake Man Pleads Guilty to Striking, Beating, and Wounding

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 04, 2013
  • District of North Dakota (701) 297-7400

FARGO—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on February 4, 2013, Zev Boyd Rush, 32, of Devils Lake, North Dakota, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to a charge of striking, beating, and wounding.

On October 26, 2010, Rush followed Joseph Scott Yankton from Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, onto the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation to Yankton’s home. Rush then assaulted Yankton with a black metal collapsible baton causing numerous contusions to Yankton’s arms and leg.

The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Sentencing for Rush has been scheduled for April 29, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Fargo, North Dakota, at 1:30 p.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Janice M. Morley is prosecuting the case.

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