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District of Minnesota

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Detroit Lakes Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery of Convenience Store on the White Earth Indian Reservation

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Detroit Lakes man pleaded guilty to armed robbery of a convenience store on the White Earth Indian Reservation, announced Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk.

According to court documents, on November 11, 2020, Levi Brandin Jerome, 33, entered a convenience store located on the White Earth Indian Reservation carrying an American Tactical Imports, Omni Hybrid, multi-caliber rifle. Jerome pointed the rifle at the store clerk and demanded she open the cash register. Jerome stole approximately $2,250 in cash from the register and from a drawer next to the register before fleeing the store.

Jerome pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Nancy E. Brasel to one count of robbery. A sentencing date has not been set.

This case is the result of investigations conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force, the White Earth Police Department, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force, and the Devils Lake (North Dakota) Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander D. Chiquoine is prosecuting the case.

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