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Published May 25, 2011, 08:15 AM

ND man sentenced to nearly 10 years for assaults

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a New Town man to nearly 10 years in prison for assaults on his brother and federal officers.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a New Town man to nearly 10 years in prison for assaults on his brother and federal officers.

Henry Damon Smith pleaded guilty earlier in federal court to two counts of assaulting and resisting a federal officer, and one count of use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Authorities say the 27-year-old Smith struck his brother in the head and face with a shotgun last September, then later scuffled with officers at a New Town jail. One officer suffered a wrist injury and another officer received elbow and shoulder injuries.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland sentenced Smith to 109 months in prison.

The charges carried a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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