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District of Minnesota

Friday, May 15, 2020

Sherburne County Jail Federal Inmate Charged With Assault

Defendant was previously charged for an August 2019 violent robbery of Cowboy Jacks Bar and Grill

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging HAKEEM ALEXANDER COLES, 25, with assault of a person assisting federal law enforcement officers.1] COLES, who remains in custody, will make his initial appearance and be arraigned before a Magistrate Judge in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota at a later date.

According to the allegations in the indictment, on January 27, 2020, COLES physically assaulted a Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer at the jail. At the time of the assault, COLES was in the United States Marshal’s custody at the Sherburne County Jail awaiting trial on charges stemming from an armed robbery of the Cowboy Jacks Bar and Grill in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 17, 2019.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Marshal’s Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Bejar is prosecuting the case.

Defendant Information:



  • Assault of a person assisting federal law enforcement officers, 1 count



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[1] The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Violent Crime
Updated May 15, 2020