- Associated Press - Saturday, October 1, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A onetime Three Affiliated Tribes chairman is facing a federal charge for assault.

Marcus Levings, also known as Marcus Wells Jr., is charged with assault of a spouse or intimate partner resulting in substantial bodily injury. He has pleaded not guilty. Trial is scheduled for Nov. 29 in Bismarck.

No further details were provided in court documents.

Levings, of New Town, was chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation from 2006 through 2010.

Defense attorney Irv Nodland, of Bismarck, did not respond to a request for comment.

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