ND man sentenced for assault on security officer at casinoA New Town, N.D., man was sentenced on Monday on a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
A New Town, N.D., man was sentenced on Monday on a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Thomas J. Edwards Jr., 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge
Daniel L. Hovland. Edwards pleaded guilty to the charge on March 29.
Hovland sentenced Edwards to four years in federal prison, to be followed
by three years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay a $100 special
assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.
On April 5, 2011, Edwards was at the Four Bears Casino located near New Town.
Edwards was contacted by the casino security officers because of an outstanding tribal arrest warrant. Edwards ran from the security officers and entered a vehicle. While backing up in the vehicle, Edwards ran over the leg of a security officer, which resulted in multiple fractures to the officer’s leg.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Fort Berthold Agency, Three Affiliated Tribes Police Department and Four Bears Casino Security.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Volk prosecuted the case.