Red Lake man sentenced to four years in federal prison

A Red Lake man will spend over four years in prison for assaulting three people with a gun.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 21-year-old Dillon George Taylor was sentenced to 52 months yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

According to court documents and Taylor’s guilty plea, in November 2018 during a confrontation with two people, Taylor pointed a gun at one person and threatened his life.  When the two left the scene in a vehicle driven by a third person, Taylor pursued and shot at the vehicle multiple times.

When the car pulled into the casino parking lot, Taylor continued his pursuit, firing a shot toward the entrance of the casino where the three people and casino personnel were standing.


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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