Dunseith man sentenced to two and a half years for assault

Staff reports

On January 3, 2011, Clint Beston, 20, of Dunseith, ND, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Beston pleaded guilty to the charge on October 18, 2010.

Judge Hovland sentenced Beston to two years and nine months in federal prison to be followed by two years of supervised release.

Beston was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund, and restitution is yet to be determined.

Between March 14 and 15, 2009, Beston and co-defendant Joseph Great Walker used a bat-like object to attack and assault a man who was walking in the St. Mary’s housing area near Dunseith.

Following the assault, the victim was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery for a fractured leg.

On November 29, 2010, Judge Hovland sentenced Great Walker to three years and five months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Great Walker was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.