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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mount Pleasant Man Sentenced For Domestic Assault On Indian Reservation

A 49-year-old resident of Mount Pleasant, Michigan was sentenced today by United States District Judge Thomas L. Ludington to 28 months in custody followed by two years of supervised release, after having pled guilty on December 7, 2012 to domestic assault by a habitual offender announced U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade.

On or about September 13, 2012, Paul Steven Hawk, got into an argument with his girlfriend and struck her in the lip. Hawk also illegally possessed a gun during this incident and attempted to improperly influence witnesses that he knew were going to testify at the grand jury. The assault occurred on the Isabella Reservation after Hawk had previously been convicted of Family Violence in 2000 and 2003.

The case was investigated by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roy Kranz.

Updated March 19, 2015