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Thursday, November 4, 2021

Red Lake Man Pleads Guilty to Assault

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Red Lake man pleaded guilty today to assault resulting in substantial bodily injury, announced Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk.

According to court documents, Chad Joseph Sumner, Sr., 42, admitted to assaulting victim “Jane Doe,” at her home on June 30, 2019. As a result of the assault, Jane Doe had a laceration above her right eye and blood on her shirt.

Sumner pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Eric C. Tostrud to one count of assault resulting in substantial bodily injury. A sentencing date has not been set.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Red Lake Department of Public Safety and the FBI.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Deidre Y. Aanstad is prosecuting the case.


Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated November 4, 2021