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Bayport man sent back to prison

BEMIDJI — After being released from prison in January following a two-year sentence, a 34-year-old Bayport man was sent back to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility in late April.

Daniel Ryan Goodbuffalo was sentenced on April 25 by Beltrami District Judge Paul Benshoof for threatening his probation agent and a police officer Jan. 23 — nine days after being released from prison. Goodbuffalo will serve two years and five months in St. Cloud for the charge of felony terroristic threats.

According to a police report, an officer with the Bemidji Police Department responded to a home in the 500 block of Fourth Street Northwest, where Goodbuffalo was refusing to be arrested by his probation agent.

When the officer arrived, Goodbuffalo was sitting in a chair drinking a bottle of vodka. He told police that he was a member of the Native Mob street gang, and that if he had “his Ak-47,” he would “take care of (the officer) like all of those little kids,” the report stated. Once in custody, Goodbuffalo slammed his head into a window of a police car.

Goodbuffalo was convicted in 2000 for first-degree burglary and possession of a pistol, according to court documents. Because of his criminal history, he was convicted and sent to prison in 2010 for second-degree burglary while in possession of a firearm. 

Justin Glawe
Reporting on crime, courts and Beltrami county government. Follow me on Twitter @JustinGlawe.
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