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White Earth Man Charged With Robbery, Violent Assault

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

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging WESLEY ROBERT WARREN, 22, with robbery and assault on the White Earth Indian Reservation. WARREN made his initial appearance earlier today before Magistrate Judge Jon T. Huseby in U.S. District Court in Bemidji, Minnesota.

According to allegations in the indictment, on June 3, 2020, on the White Earth Indian Reservation, WARREN robbed and assaulted a victim with a cinder block, resulting in serious bodily injury to the victim.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the White Earth Police Department, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force, with assistance from the Becker County Attorney’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Deidre Y. Aanstad is prosecuting the case.

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


Defendant Information:


Ponsford, Minn.


  • Assault with intent to commit murder, 1 count
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon, 1 count
  • Assault resulting in serious bodily injury, 1 count
  • Robbery, 1 count





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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600


Updated July 22, 2020

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime