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Cass Lake man faces kidnapping charges

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Bemidji Pioneer
Cass Lake man faces kidnapping charges
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

MINNEAPOLIS - A 28-year-old Cass Lake man faces federal kidnapping and assault charges.

An indictment filed late Wednesday accuses Robert Elliot Roybal Jr. of kidnapping a girl June 26, 2010, while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation and kicking her.

Court papers charge Roybal with two counts of kidnapping and a count of assault with a dangerous weapon.

If convicted, Roybal faces a maximum penalty of life in prison on each kidnapping count and 10 years for assault.

The FBI and police from Red Lake and Leech Lake tribal departments investigated the case.

Pioneer staff reports