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Associated Press, Published June 29 2012

ND man signs plea deal in assault on several women

MINOT, N.D. — A man accused of assaulting several women during a fight on the Three Affiliated Tribes Indian Reservation says he will plead guilty in federal court.

Eric Yellow Bird is charged with four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, and one count of burglary. A deal with prosecutors calls for Yellow Bird to plead guilty to three of the charges.

A police report says the August 2011 melee left five women injured. Two victims suffered broken noses and another victim sustained a broken jaw.

Yellow Bird faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in jail.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.