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Redby assault leads to prison term


A 26-year-old Red Lake man received 12½ years in prison Tuesday for an assault near the Redby Post Office in 2010.

Joseph Joshua Jackson was sentenced in U.S. District Court in St. Paul for one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of discharging a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Last January, Jackson pleaded guilty, admitting he kicked a woman in the head and shot her in the abdomen April 29, 2010.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Red Lake Tribal Police responded to a reported shooting and found the victim outside the Redby Post Office. The victim sustained injuries to the head as well as a gunshot wound to her right torso.

Because the Red Lake Indian Reservation is a federal-jurisdiction reservation, some of the crimes that occur there are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with the Red Lake police. Those cases are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


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