Man charged for assault of Indian woman in road rage incident

A non-Indian man has been charged in federal court after he allegedly punched a woman from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota in the face.

Kenneth Casebolt, 59, has been charged with disorderly conduct. He allegedly got out of his semitrailer and struck Brandee Brugh because he was upset that she passed him in the shoulder lane of a busy road on the reservation.

Chairman Tex Hall said the tribe won't accept such behavior. Casebolt was reportedly driving for an oil field company that does work on the reservation.

"So whoevers' drivers or whoevers' trucks those are we're just going to put you guys on notice we're not going to tolerate that sort of thing. We're going to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law," Hall told representatives of the companies at a meeting last week, The Minot Daily News reported.

Casebolt is due to go to trial on August 26.

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