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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Two Individuals Plead Guilty To The Robbery Of A Red Lake Restaurant

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the guilty plea of ROBERT LEE JOURDAIN, SR., 26, to one count of robbery. JOURDAIN entered his plea today before Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota. On December 19, 2019, JOURDAIN’s co-defendant COURTNEY JOHN BARRETT, JR., 30, also pleaded guilty to one count of robbery. The defendants will be sentenced at a later date.

According to the defendants’ guilty pleas and documents filed in court, on May 1, 2019, at approximately 9:30 pm, JOURDAIN and BARRETT entered the Snack Shack on the Red Lake Indian Reservation armed with weapons. BARRETT held his weapon to an employee’s head while JOURDAIN brandished his weapon. The defendants stole approximately $73 from the cash register and $83 from 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:

ROBERT LEE JOURDAIN, SR., 26

Red Lake, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Robbery, 1 count

 

COURTNEY JOHN BARRETT, JR., 30

Red Lake, Minn.

Convicted:

  • Robbery, 1 count

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated January 7, 2020