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Redby Man Pleads Guilty To Harboring A Fugitive

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

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 23-year-old Redby man pleaded guilty to harboring a fugitive last spring. Andrew Oakgrove pleaded guilty to one count of harboring and concealing a fugitive. Oakgrove, who was indicted on December 10, 2012, entered his plea before United States District Court Judge John R. Tunheim.

In his plea agreement, Oakgrove admitted that on April 30, 2012, he concealed Jason King from federal authorities. King was wanted on a federal arrest warrant for his indictment in connection to the December 30, 2011, armed robbery of Newby’s Market in Bemidji. Oakgrove also admitted leading police on a high-speed pursuit over several miles. Both men were arrested following the pursuit.

For his crime, Oakgrove faces a potential maximum penalty of five years in prison. Judge Tunheim will determine his sentence at a future hearing, yet to be scheduled. This case is the result of an investigation by the Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey S. Paulsen.



Updated April 30, 2015