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Published January 25, 2012, 09:28 AM

2 men to be sentenced in Belcourt home burglary

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two 23-year-old men could face time in federal prison after pleading guilty in a Belcourt home burglary.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two 23-year-old men could face time in federal prison after pleading guilty in a Belcourt home burglary.

Frank Patnaude of Belcourt and Brandin Decoteau of Bismarck both have pleaded guilty to burglary, and Decoteau also has pleaded guilty to possessing a stolen firearm.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says that in April 2010, Patnaude provided his vehicle to Decoteau, who drove to the Belcourt home, kicked in a door to gain access and stole a rifle.

Patnaude faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced April 16. Decoteau faces up to 15 years at his sentencing Feb. 27.

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