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Red Lake man pleads guilty to assaulting woman with shovel

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

MINNEAPOLIS - A 26-year-old Red Lake man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court for assaulting a woman with a shovel.

During a hearing in U.S. District Court, Myron Lee Jones Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

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According to a plea agree-ment, Jones admitted to swinging a shovel during a fight involving several people Aug. 23, 2009. The woman was struck in the back of her head, requiring about 20 in-terior and exterior stitches.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Michael Davis will sentence Jones, who faces up to 10 years in prison. A date for the hearing has not been set.

The Red Lake Tribal Police Department and FBI investigated the case.

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