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Waseca Man Sentenced to Prison for Domestic Assault on Bois Forte Reservation

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

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Waseca man has been sentenced to 27 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for assaulting an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Indian Reservation, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on August 9, 2021, David Alvarez, Jr., 33, assaulted his domestic partner at their residence on the Bois Forte Indian Reservation. At the time of the assault, Alvarez had two prior domestic assault convictions in Steele County.

Alvarez pleaded guilty on July 25, 2023, to one count of domestic assault by a habitual offender. Alvarez was sentenced on October 31, 2023, in U.S. District Court by Judge Joan N. Ericksen.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and the Bois Forte Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsey E. Middlecamp prosecuted the case.

Updated November 8, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime