ST. PAUL, Minn. – Four defendants have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a robbery occurring at a residence on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
According to court documents, on October 1, 2019, Alexander Keith Blue, 30, Dustin Lee Jourdain, 32, Shaleigha Kate Strong, 22, and Delores Silverrain Robinson, 29, traveled in Robinson’s vehicle to a residence on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Robinson remained in the vehicle while Blue, Jourdain, and Strong forced open the front door using a hammer or pry tool. Once inside, the three defendants stole various items, including a .22 rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, an Xbox gaming system, and a container of change. The defendants fled the scene with the stolen items in Robinson’s vehicle. A minor was present in the house at the time of the robbery. Jourdain later sold the stolen firearms, one of which was recovered by law enforcement during an unrelated narcotics operation in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Blue, Jourdain, and Strong, who each pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting robbery, were sentenced to 66 months, 27 months, and 24 months in prison, respectively. Robinson, who pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting first-degree burglary, was sentenced to six months in prison. As part of their sentence, all four defendants received three years of supervised release and were ordered to pay $1,150 in restitution to the victims.
Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk for the District of Minnesota made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Eric C. Tostrud sentenced the defendants.
This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander D. Chiquoine.