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Man who fired AK-47 at Red Lake home sentenced to 5 years probation

A 21-year-old Red Lake man was been sentenced Thursday for firing an AK-47 assault rifle at a residence on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

United States District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank sentenced Jesse Dale Roy to five years of probation on one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Roy pleaded guilty Oct. 28 for the incident last March. He is required to reside at a halfway house for four months and complete 100 hours of community service.

In his plea agreement, Roy admitted that on March 14, he fired several shots from an AK-47 rifle at the home of a female member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa with intent to do bodily harm.

According to a law enforcement affidavit, police responded to the reported shooting and stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation east of Highway 89 and County Road 32. Officers spotted several spent shell casings in the vehicle, and Roy, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested. Police found one rifle casing near the area where the vehicle was when the victim heard shots and seven bullet holes in the exterior of victim's residence. One bullet fragment was found inside a kitchen cabinet. Police followed the path the vehicle was believed to have taken when it left the scene and located an AK-47 style assault rifle.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Red Lake Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office and the Blackduck Police Department.