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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Two Individuals Charged With Robbery Of A Red Lake Restaurant

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging COURTNEY JOHN BARRETT, JR., 30, and ROBERT LEE JOURDAIN, SR., 25, with robbery. BARRETT and JOURDAIN were arrested this morning and will make an initial appearance later today before Magistrate Judge Jon T. Huseby in U.S. District Court in Bemidji, Minnesota.

According to the allegations in the indictment and documents filed in court, on May 1, 2019, BARRETT and JOURDAIN entered the Snack Shack on the Red Lake Indian Reservation armed with a metal pipe and a firearm. BARRETT held the metal pipe to an employee’s head while JOURDAIN brandished the firearm and stole money from the cash register and an employee’s purse.

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

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Gina L. Allery is prosecuting the case.

 

Defendant Information:

COURTNEY JOHN BARRETT, JR., 30

Red Lake, Minn.

Charges:

  • Robbery, 1 count

 

ROBERT LEE JOURDAIN, SR., 25

Red Lake, Minn.

Charges:

  • Robbery, 1 count

 

 

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

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated June 6, 2019