ND man charged with assault, drug felonies

Francisco Eugenio Bethancorth

OAKES, N.D. (NewsDakota) An Oakes man faces felony assault and drug charges stemming from a domestic incident in town last weekend.

A criminal complaint alleges 30 year old Francisco Eugenio Bethancorth assaulted and choked his sister in an apartment the night of August 4, resulting in the sister sustaining bruises and temporary unconsciousness. Authorities say they later found a baggy in the apartment which contained cocaine and “several devices’ used to ingest the drug.

Bethancorth has been assigned a court-appointed attorney, remains in the Barnes County Jail in Valley City, and is due back in Dickey County District Court in Ellendale September 11.

He plead guilty last December to a charge of False Information or Report to Law Enforcement. Records show he failed to register as a sex offender in Oakes after moving from Oregon.