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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Washington

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Quinault Tribal Member Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Brutal Assault on Intimate Partner

Woman taken to Hospital with Broken Bones, Cuts and Collapsed Lungs

            A 24-year-old member of the Quinault Tribe was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to three years in prison and three years of supervised release for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.   RICKY LEE LOGAN, pleaded guilty in March 2016, to repeatedly assaulting his girlfriend during the period May 25-29 while both were on Tribal Trust land on the Quinault Reservation.  At sentencing U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle noted that LOGAN was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the assaults saying “Your use of drugs has led to violent behavior….(The victim) was seriously injured as the result of this conduct.”

            According to records in the case, on May 29, 2015, Quinault Tribal Police found the victim with bruising all over her back, side, face, jaw, and neck, and black eyes. She had puncture wounds on her hands. Her lungs had collapsed from the repeated beatings, and she had broken ribs.  The woman was rushed to the hospital and has since recovered.  LOGAN was indicted federally for the assault in October 2015.

            Because LOGAN is a tribal member and the assault occurred on Tribal land the case is under the jurisdiction of federal courts.  

            The case was investigated by the Quinault Tribal Police and the FBI.

            The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys J. Tate London and Ye-Ting Woo.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Updated July 26, 2016