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Red Lake Man Sentenced to Prison for Domestic Assault as Habitual Offender

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

MINNEAPOLIS – A Red Lake man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison as a habitual offender, followed by three years’ supervised release, for violently assaulting another individual, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, in the late evening of April 9, 2023, Shawn Rene Lussier, 55, physically assaulted another individual in a hotel room at the Seven Clans Casino on the Red Lake Indian Reservation by repeatedly punching and kicking the individual. The assault caused serious bodily injury to the victim, including a one-inch laceration to the scalp that required stitches and left a scar, a bloody lip, and other body bruises, leaving blood stains throughout the hotel room and causing over $450.00 in property damage to the hotel room.  According to court documents, Lussier has multiple Tribal Court convictions for Criminal Domestic Violence involving domestic assaults of several victims committed on separate occasions between May 2017 and December 2021, as well as various alcohol-related offenses.

Lussier was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Michael J. Davis on one count of domestic assault by a habitual offender.

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Bejar prosecuted the case.

Updated April 9, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime