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Published October 17, 2012, 09:45 AM

New Town man sentenced for assault on casino officer

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A New Town man accused of running over a security officer at Four Bears Casino on the Fort Berthold Reservation has been sentenced to four years in federal prison.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A New Town man accused of running over a security officer at Four Bears Casino on the Fort Berthold Reservation has been sentenced to four years in federal prison.

Authorities say officers tried to arrest 28-year-old Thomas Edwards Jr. on April 5, 2011, on an outstanding tribal warrant, and he tried to flee in a vehicle. They say Edwards ran over the leg of a security officer, breaking it in several places.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says Edwards pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He will be on supervised release for three years following his prison term.

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