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Published May 11, 2013, 10:33 AM

Brothers sentenced for their roles in gang fight

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Two brothers have been sentenced for their participation in a gang fight on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that straddles South and North Dakota.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Two brothers have been sentenced for their participation in a gang fight on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that straddles South and North Dakota.

Thirty-three-year-old Ansel White Eagle Jr., of Bullhead, and 32-year-old Joey White Eagle, of Fort Totten, N.D., were convicted of assault by striking, beating and wounding.

Federal authorities say a metal bar or bat was used during the April 2010 fight, which took place on the South Dakota side of the reservation.

Police say the fight was the result of a dispute between members of the Little Eagle family and members of the White Eagle family.

U.S. Magistrate Judge William Gerdes sentenced Ansel White Eagle to six months in prison and ordered Joey White Eagle to serve four months of home confinement and one year of probation.

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