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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Two Bemidji Residents Found Guilty In Home Invasion Case

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the conviction of SHANISE FRANCES OSTLUND, 29, and KEVIN ROBERTSON, 32, for committing a home invasion on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. OSTLUND and ROBERTSON were found guilty today following a jury trial before Judge Susan Richard Nelson in United States District Court in Duluth, Minnesota. Two additional defendants, DEREK PADDY and CHERAI CLARK, each pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in the second degree.

United States Attorney MacDonald said, “Robberies, home invasions and other crimes involving domestic violence are all too common on the Red Lake Reservation. These crimes threaten the safety and stability of communities, and they will not be tolerated. I am grateful to the jury for their swift verdict and to our federal and tribal law enforcement partners for their investigative work on this case.”

As proven at trial, in the early morning hours of November 24, 2017, following a brawl at a local Walmart store, OSTLUND, ROBERTSON, PADDY and CLARK drove together to the victim’s residence with intentions to confront the victim and steal their property. When the defendants arrived, PADDY and CLARK kicked in the front door and entered the residence along with OSTLUND and ROBERTSON. The defendants expected to find the victim inside the residence; however, the victim escaped by jumping out of a window. The defendants stole various items from the residence before leaving the property.

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw tried the case.

 

Defendant Information:

SHANISE FRANCES OSTLUND, 29

Bemidji, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Burglary in the second degree, 1 count
  • Robbery, 1 count

 

KEVIN ROBERTSON, 32

Bemidji, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Burglary in the second degree, 1 count
  • Robbery, 1 count

 

 

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Updated September 12, 2018