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Fort Yates Man Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

U.S. Attorney’s Office July 18, 2013
  • District of North Dakota (701) 297-7400

BISMARCK—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on July 18, 2013, Duane Kidder, 24, Fort Yates, North Dakota, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. Kidder pleaded guilty to the charges on April 11, 2013.

Judge Hovland sentenced Kidder to serve two-and-a-half years on each charge. The sentences are to run concurrently, followed by three years of supervised release. Kidder was also ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund. Kidder was ordered to pay restitution, joint and several with co-defendant Jewett in the 2012 charge, in the amount of $5,848.63.

On January 16, 2012, Kidder assisted co-defendant Lionel Jewett in assaulting a woman in Fort Yates. Jewett assaulted the woman by using a garden hoe and a fence post pounder. Jewett pleaded guilty on August 20, 2012. The victim’s injuries required medical treatment but were not life threatening.

In a separate incident, on January 30, 2013, Kidder assaulted a woman by kicking her in the face with his foot while he was wearing shoes. The injury to the woman required medical treatment.

On April 29, 2013, Lionel Jewett, 21, Fort Yates, North Dakota, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on two counts of burglary, a count of assault with intent to commit murder, and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. Jewett pleaded guilty to the charges on August 20, 2012.

Judge Hovland sentenced Jewett to serve six years in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Jewett was ordered to pay $500 in special assessments to the Crime Victim’s Fund and $12,041.17 in restitution.

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

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

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