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Published January 10, 2011, 08:09 AM

Dunseith man sentenced to prison for hitting woman

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Dunseith man accused of hitting a woman and breaking her jaw has been sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Dunseith man accused of hitting a woman and breaking her jaw has been sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison.

Alvin Decoteau was charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury for the March 2009 incident.

Authorities say Decoteau and a female companion got into an argument at a Dunseith bar. Decoteau allegedly chased the woman out of the bar and hit her in the face.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland sentenced Decoteau to 21 months in prison, with credit for time served.

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