Associated Press, Published April 02 2012
North Dakota man charged for shocking woman with cattle prodBISMARCK, N.D. — Bismarck police have arrested a 37-year-old man for allegedly shocking his ex-girlfriend with a cattle prod.
The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/HGHhwS ) Christopher Lee Martin of Bismarck was charged with aggravated assault-domestic violence and a variety of drug offenses.
Bismarck Police Lt. Mike McMerty says the woman told officers Martin came to her home Sunday and claimed she had stolen $500 from him, and they also argued about a jacket.
A criminal complaint says Martin used a cattle prod to shock the woman, leaving marks and causing pain.
Officers said they found a marijuana pipe near the man's vehicle, and a search discovered marijuana, methamphetamine and a meth pipe in the vehicle.
The assault charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com
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