Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Michigan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 12, 2016
Hannahville Man, Errol Martin Sagataw, Sentenced For Assault Of Girlfriend That Resulted In Serious Bodily Injury
MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN — Errol Martin Sagataw, 60, of Wilson, Michigan, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 12 months’ and one day of imprisonment for assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr., announced today. In addition, Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker sentenced Sagataw to serve 2 years of supervised release following the completion of his term of incarceration.
On February 16, 2015, Sagataw assaulted his girlfriend at his home on the Hannahville Indian reservation after the victim rebuffed his sexual advances. Sagataw repeatedly punched the victim which caused extensive bruising and a fractured nose. Sagataw was indicted by a federal grand jury and pled guilty on October 28, 2015, to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
The Hannahville Indian Community Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Hannah N. Bobee prosecuted the case.