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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Fort Totten man pleads guilty to biting officer

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  • Brandt Richard Yankton, a/k/a Brandt Richard Jetty of Fort Totten, N.D., pleaded guilty on Aug. 27 to a charge of assault on a federal officer resulting in bodily injury. Yankton, 24, pleaded guilty to biting the right forearm of Bureau of Indian Affairs Chief of Police, Raymond Cavanaugh, while Chief Cavanaugh was arresting Yankton for a traffic violation. The incident occurred in April of 2012 on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. The charge of assault on a federal officer resulting in bodily injury carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment. Sentencing for Yankton has been scheduled for Nov. 15.
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