September 20, 2002
|Theresa Ann Stately and Nola Jean Parkhurst
indicted in federal court
Duluth—Two members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
appeared in federal court today for allegedly taking action related to
robbery and beating of another Band member.
Theresa Ann Stately, age 35, was charged with one count of
robbery and two counts of aggravated assault, while Nola Jean
33, was charged with two counts of aiding and abetting aggravated
According to the Indictment unsealed today, Stately took or
attempted to take by force a backpack belonging to another member of
Lake Band. Stately, with the aid of
Nola Jean Parkhurst, also assaulted the victim with a tire iron and
bat, causing serious bodily harm, the Indictment alleges.
If convicted, Stately faces a maximum potential penalty of
15 years in federal prison on the robbery charge and 10 years in
on each of the aggravated assault charges. Parkhurst
faces a maximum potential penalty of 10
years in prison on
each aiding-and-abetting charge. Any
sentence would be determined by a judge, based on the federal
guidlelines. The defendants were
released from custody with conditions.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal
Bureau of Investigation and Red Lake law enforcement and is being
Assistant United States Attorney Clifford B. Wardlaw.