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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • ND man, Short, to plead guilty to sledgehammer assault

  • A North Dakota man says he will plead guilty to hitting his brother in the head with a sledgehammer during a fight.
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  • A North Dakota man says he will plead guilty to hitting his brother in the head with a sledgehammer during a fight.
    Joey Short, of Belcourt, faces a federal court charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
    The incident occurred in October 2012. Authorities say the 24-year-old Short struck his older brother in the head numerous times.
    Investigators say 33-year-old Jason Short required numerous stitches. He was treated and released at a Belcourt hospital.
    A plea hearing has not been scheduled.
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