Rattler has accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement. On February 13, 2018 his change of plea was accepted by the judge.
Under the agreement, the Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony Offense charge will be dismissed and prosecutors and defense will jointly recommend a sentence of three years in prison for the Civil Disorder charge, although the judge does have the authority to go as high as 5 years.
Sentencing has been set for September 27, 2018, at 9 AM in Bismarck federal court before Chief Judge Daniel Hovland.
Rattler is out on supervised pretrial release as he awaits sentencing.
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Case No: 1:17-CR-00030-DLH-1
Sandra Freeman and John Murphy.
Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony Offense
Rattler Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement (January 21, 2018)