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Published December 21, 2013, 09:05 AM

Jury convicts Belcourt man for assault outside bar

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a North Dakota man accused of kicking a man in the head during a bar fight.

By: Associated Press, WDAY

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a North Dakota man accused of kicking a man in the head during a bar fight.

Twenty-nine-year-old Danny DeLong, of Belcourt, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

The incident happened in December 2012 outside the Diamond Z Bar in Fort Yates. Authorities say Danny DeLong and 25-year-ol Melvin DeLong started a fight inside the bar and the altercation spilled out into the street.

Police say Melvin DeLong drove over the victim twice with his vehicle before Danny DeLong kicked him the head.

Melvin DeLong pleaded guilty in July to two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to pay back more than $19,000.

Sentencing for Danny DeLong has not been scheduled.

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