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Forum News Service, Published May 08 2013

Red Lake man charged in machete assault

ST. PAUL - A Red Lake man was indicted Monday in federal court in St. Paul on a charge of assaulting another man with a machete in March in Redby.

Dale Clinton White Jr., 19, was charged with one count of assault resulting in serious bodily harm, according to a news release from the U.S Attorney’s Office in St. Paul.

According to a law enforcement affidavit, police responded to a reported assault at a Redby residence March 22. Officers found a man in bed, unconscious, with extensive injuries to his head and arms, the affidavit said. Court documents indicate that witnesses also reported that other people had been in the house before police arrived. Police reportedly spotted one of those people, later identified as White, as he fled from a neighbor’s house, where he had left behind a machete. The victim suffered several fractures, multiple lacerations, soft tissue damage and hemorrhagic shock, officials said.

If convicted, White faces a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. Any sentence would be determined by a federal district court judge. This case is the result of an investigation by the Red Lake Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.