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Red Lake man indicted for machete assault

A Red Lake man was indicted Monday in federal court in St. Paul for 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 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 at 4 p.m. 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. Allegedly, the police then 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.