Ponemah man sentenced for stabbing another man
MINNEAPOLIS—Today in federal court, a 22-year-old man from the Red Lake Indian Reservation community of Ponemah was sentenced for stabbing another man while on the Reservation. United States District Judge Richard H. Kyle sentenced Randall Dean Jones to 41 months in federal prison on one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. Jones, who was indicted on March 20, 2012, pleaded guilty on May 17, 2012.
In his plea agreement, Jones admitted that on June 18, 2011, he called another man into the road, where he repeatedly stabbed him. According to a law enforcement affidavit filed in the case, police were called to a residence following the assault. There they found the victim, who was taken to a Fargo, North Dakota, hospital to be treated for his wounds. Jones was arrested for the crime.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw. Because the Red Lake Indian Reservation is a federal-jurisdiction reservation, some of the crimes that occur there are investigated by the FBI in conjunction with the Red Lake Tribal Police Department. Those cases are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.