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Red Lake Man Sentenced To 52 Months In Prison For Assaulting Three Individuals With A Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of DILLON GEORGE TAYLOR, 21, to 52 months in prison for assaulting three individuals with a firearm and violating his supervised release conditions. TAYLOR, who pleaded guilty on October 22, 2019, was sentenced today before Chief Judge John R. Tunheim in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, on November 22, 2018, during a confrontation with two individuals, TAYLOR pointed a firearm at one of the individuals and threatened his life. When the two individuals left the scene in a vehicle driven by a third individual, TAYLOR pursued them and shot at the vehicle multiple times. When the vehicle pulled into the parking lot of a casino located on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, TAYLOR continued his pursuit, firing a shot towards the entrance of the casino where the three individuals and casino personnel were standing.

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

Assistant United States Attorney Alexander D. Chiquoine prosecuted the case.

Defendant Information:



Red Lake, Minn.


  • Assault with a dangerous weapon, 1 count


  • 52 months in prison
  • Three years of supervised release




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

Updated January 21, 2020

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime