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Man sentenced in brass knuckles case

GRAND FORKS - An Air Force sergeant was sentenced to two years in prison and a year of supervised probation Wednesday for assaulting a man with brass knuckles.

David Exelbert, a 25-year-old flight engineer, was accused of hitting and injuring a 43-year-old man in September in downtown Grand Forks near Sledsters bar on Fourth Street.

A jury convicted Exelbert in May of aggravated assault. The crime is a Class C felony that carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Exelbert must report to the Grand Forks County jail on June 13.