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Belcourt man pleads guilty to burglary

A Belcourt, N.D., man who aided a burglar by lending his vehicle has pleaded guilty to burglary on Monday in U.S. District Court in Bismarck. Frank Patnaude, 23, lent his vehicle to Brandin Decoteau, 23, of Bismarck, on April 14, 2010, according ...

A Belcourt, N.D., man who aided a burglar by lending his vehicle has pleaded guilty to burglary on Monday in U.S. District Court in Bismarck.

Frank Patnaude, 23, lent his vehicle to Brandin Decoteau, 23, of Bismarck, on April 14, 2010, according to the U.S. Justice Department Tuesday. Decoteau then used the vehicle to drive to a Belcourt home, kick down a door and steal a rifle.

He pleaded guilty to burglary and possession of a stolen firearm on Dec. 19.

Burglary carries a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Possession of a stolen firearm carries a maximum penalty 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

Patnaude is scheduled to be sentenced April 16 in Bismarck. Decoteau is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 27 in U.S. District Court in Minot.

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The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Turtle Mountain Agency.

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