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Red Lake Woman Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Assaulting Boyfriend

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

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald announced the sentencing of MISHAUN ARYN NEADEAU, 30, to 46 months in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. NEADEAU, who pleaded guilty on May 28, 2019, was sentenced before Senior Judge Paul A. Magnuson in U.S. District Court in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, on November 11, 2018, NEADEAU called her boyfriend into the home in which they were staying and shot him twice with a handgun, once in his arm and once in his back. After law enforcement was notified of the assault, officers with the Red Lake Tribal Police Department found NEADEAU walking alone on a road carrying a plastic bag containing a scale and 27 grams of methamphetamine. NEADEAU was arrested and taken to the Red Lake Jail where she wrote two letters, one to the victim and the other to a relative of the victim. In those letters, which were intercepted by Red Lake Jail staff, NEADEAU asked that the victim sign an affidavit advocating that the Red Lake Tribal Court charges against NEADEAU be dropped. NEADEAU expressed her concern that otherwise, the “FEDS” might take on her case.

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

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alexander D. Chiquoine and Deidre Y. Aanstad prosecuted the case.


Defendant Information:


Red Lake, Minn.


  • Assault resulting in serious bodily injury, 1 count


  • 46 months in prison
  • Three years of supervised release





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

Updated August 21, 2019

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