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Associated Press, Published September 27 2012

ND man sentenced to 7 months for punching officer

BISMARCK — A man accused of punching a police officer on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has been sentenced to seven months in prison.

Bruce Flying Horse, of Cannon Ball, pleaded guilty in June to assaulting a federal officer. Authorities say he struck an officer in the chin while he was being arrested for a domestic disturbance.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland says the 23-year-old Flying Horse must spend six months in a halfway house when he is released from prison.

Flying Horse faced a maximum penalty of eight years in prison.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.