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Redby man pleads guilty to assaulting another with a machete

July 1, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 19-year-old Redby man pleaded guilty to assaulting another person with a machete while in Redby, a community on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Dale Clinton White, Jr., pleaded guilty to one count of assault resulting in serious bodily harm. White, who was indicted on May 6, 2013, entered his plea before United States District Court Chief Judge Michael J. Davis.

In his plea agreement, White admitted that on March 22, 2013, he repeatedly struck another man with a machete as that man slept in the bedroom of a Redby residence. As a result of the assault, the victim suffered fractures to the skull, left arm, and front sinus, as well as lacerations on the scalp, face, and arms. The victim also had soft tissue damage and hemorrhagic shock, which required multiple blood transfusions.

For his crime, White faces a potential maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison. Judge Davis will determine his sentence at a future hearing, yet to be scheduled.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw.

Because the Red Lake Indian Reservation is a federal-jurisdiction reservation, some of the crimes that occur there are investigated by the FBI in conjunction with the Red Lake Tribal Police Department. Those cases are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.















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