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District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Red Lake Man Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison For Violent Assault

Acting United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker announced the sentencing of DREW WILLIAM GRAVES, 29, to 41 months in federal prison for a violent assault committed on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. GRAVES, who pleaded guilty on December 29, 2016, was sentenced on May 17, 2017, before Senior Judge Paul A. Magnuson in U.S. District Court in

St. Paul, Minn.

 

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, on March 25, 2016, GRAVES violently assaulted a female victim within the exterior boundaries of the Red Lake Indian Reservation. GRAVES broke the victim’s arm by slamming a car door on it, threw her to the ground and kicked her several times.

 

To learn more about the Justice Department’s Tribal Safety program, visit http://www.justice.gov/tribal/.

 

This case resulted from an investigation conducted by the Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force.

 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw.

 

 

Defendant Information:

 

DREW WILLIAM GRAVES, 29

Red Lake, Minn.

 

Convicted:

  • Assault resulting in serious bodily injury, 1 count

 

Sentenced:

  • 41 months in prison

  • Three years of supervised release

     

     

     

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Updated May 18, 2017