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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 3, 2021

Bois Forte Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Violent Assault

MINNEAPOLIS – A Bois Forte man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for violently assaulting a man on the Bois Forte Reservation.

According to court documents, on May 31, 2020, Marshall Wayne Boshey, 20, assaulted a man outside of the defendant’s residence by repeatedly hitting him with a baseball bat on the top of his head and across his upper body. Boshey also cut the man with a small pocket knife. The victim was hospitalized for his injuries and required 11 staples to his scalp, 20 sutures on his left ear, 3 sutures on his left elbow, and 6 sutures on his left hand.

On July 9, 2021, Boshey pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Acting U.S. Attorney Charles J. Kovats made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz sentenced the defendant.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Chelsea A. Walcker and Deidre Y. Aanstad.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated December 3, 2021