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Attempted Assault on Menominee Tribal Police Officer

FBI Milwaukee December 16, 2010
  • Public Affairs Specialist Leonard C. Peace (414) 291-4892

Nancy McNamara, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Milwaukee office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Menominee Tribal Police Chief Mark Waukau announced the arrest of Jamie R. Corn (age 32), a Native American Indian and a resident of the Menominee Indian Reservation. Corn is charged with using a dangerous weapon, forcibly and intentionally assaulting, resisting, opposing, intimidating, and interfering with a federal officer, namely Menominee Tribal Officer Joshua Lawe, all in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 111 (a)(1) and (b).

On December 11, 2010, at approximately 11:48 p.m., Menominee Tribal Police Department (MTPD) Officer Joshua Lawe was investigating a domestic disturbance when it is alleged that Jamie Corn stole his Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicle and drove it toward him, causing him to take evasive action and shoot his weapon at the SUV, near the intersection of Church and Shapokasic Streets in the town of Neopit on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Officer Lawe discharged two shots toward the Tahoe, apparently disabling it. The vehicle missed the officer by approximately three feet before coming to rest five to 10 feet from him. Officer Lawe then approached the vehicle and arrested the driver and sole occupant, Jamie Corn.

Additional MTPD Officers arrived to assist Officer Lawe, took Corn into custody and transported her to the Shawano Medical Center for a blood draw. Corn was subsequently released, and on 12/16/10, she was arrested by MTPD and FBI agents without incident and charged with the above listed statute.

The public is reminded that an arrest warrant is merely a method by which to charge an individual with criminal conduct. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.