You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Four Bemidji Residents Sentenced For Their Roles In Home Invasion On Red Lake Reservation

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of DEREK JON PADDY, 22, KEVIN ROBERTSON, 32, CHERAI MICHELLE CLARK, 26, and SHANISE FRANCES OSTLUND, 29, for their roles in a burglary on the Red Lake Reservation in the early morning hours of November 24, 2017.

PADDY was sentenced to 29 months imprisonment, ROBERTSON was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment, CLARK was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment, and OSTLUND was sentenced to 3 years probation. Judge Susan Richard Nelson sentenced the defendants on December 3, 2018, in U.S. District Court, in Duluth, Minnesota.

OSTLUND and ROBERTSON were found guilty of burglary in the second degree and of robbery, following a jury trial, before on Judge Susan Richard Nelson in U.S. District Court in Duluth, Minnesota, on September 12, 2018. PADDY and CLARK each pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in the second degree, on August 31, 2018 and September 10, 2018, respectively, before Judge Susan Richard Nelson.

United States Attorney MacDonald said, “Defendants Paddy and Robertson are repeat violent offenders, who chose to continue to commit crime. My office and our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring all communities have the opportunity to be safe.”

As proven at trial, in the early morning hours of November 24, 2017, following a brawl at a local Walmart store, OSTLUND, ROBERTSON, PADDY and CLARK drove together to the victim’s residence with intentions to confront the victim and steal their property. When the defendants arrived, PADDY and CLARK kicked in the front door and entered the residence along with OSTLUND and ROBERTSON. The defendants expected to find the victim inside the residence; however, the victim escaped by jumping out of a window. The defendants stole various items from the residence before leaving the property. 

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force, the Red Lake Police Department and the Bemidji Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Deidre A. Aanstad and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw tried the case.

Defendant Information:

Derek Jon Paddy, 22

Bemidji, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Burglary in the second degree, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 29 months imprisonment
  • 3 years supervised release

 

Kevin Robertson, 32

Bemidji, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Burglary in the second degree, 1 count
  • Robbery, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 51 months imprisonment
  • 3 years supervised release
     

Cherai Michelle Clark, 26

Bemidji, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Burglary in the second degree, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 21 months imprisonment
  • 3 years supervised release

 

Shanise Frances Ostlund, 29

Bemidji, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Burglary in the second degree, 1 count
  • Robbery, 1 count

Sentenced:

  • 3 years probation  

 

 

 

 

 

###

 

Additional news available on our website.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600

 

 

 

 

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Component(s): 
Updated December 4, 2018