Red Lake man pleads guilty to domestic assault

A Red Lake man entered guilty pleas to three counts of domestic assault yesterday.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 45-year-old Edward Lee Bellanger was initially charged last June, and is scheduled to be sentenced this May.

Bellanger, according to court documents and his guilty plea, violently assaulted his victim on three separate occasions.

During one of the assaults, Bellanger, while driving his car, reached over to the victim and slammed her head into the windshield, cracking the glass.

The victim sought medical attention after the assaults and was treated for substantial bodily injuries.

The Red Lake Police Department and the FBI Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force conducted the investigation.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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