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Aggravated Assault on Menominee Indian Reservation Leads to Prison Sentence

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that a man received a sentence related to his involvement in an October 2019 aggravated assault on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Frank J. Sackatook III (age: 38), formerly of Neopit, will serve 90 months in prison, followed by 36 months on supervised release. Senior United States District Judge William C. Griesbach imposed the sentence on July 9, 2020 in United States District Court in Green Bay. Sackatook pleaded guilty on February 4, 2020, to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 113(a)(6) and 1153(a).

According to court records, an investigation revealed that on or about October 17, 2019, Sackatook struck a woman with his fists and repeatedly kicked her in the head with steel-toed boots, causing her to sustain bleeding on the brain requiring multiple hospitalizations, surgical intervention, and lasting effects. The incident occurred on the side of a road inside the Menominee Indian Reservation. 

In sentencing Sackatook, Judge Griesbach noted the “brutality” of the crime and pointed out that the assault was unprovoked. Judge Griesbach also remarked upon Sackatook’s prior history of violence and the need to deter others from similar conduct.

The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case, which Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier prosecuted.

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Updated July 9, 2020