U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Michigan
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July 18, 2014

Wilson Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender

MARQUETTE, MI—U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr., announced that Peter Louis Meshigaud, 23, of Wilson, Michigan, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 60 months’ imprisonment for domestic assault—habitual offender. As part of his sentence, Meshigaud was also ordered to pay restitution to the Hannahville Indian Community Housing Department in the amount of $1,164.75. When imposing his sentence, the Hon. R. Allan Edgar took into consideration the defendant’s extensive criminal history, which includes two prior domestic assaults, malicious destruction of property, and assault and battery. The Hon. R. Allan Edgar commented that Meshigaud’s conduct has failed to demonstrate any respect for the law.

On April 2, 2014, Meshigaud pleaded guilty to a federal indictment charging him with Domestic Assault-Habitual Offender. On October 19, 2013, Meshigaud, assaulted his live-together girlfriend. The assault occurred at their residence located on the Hannahville Indian Community reservation. During the course of the assault, Meshigaud punched his girlfriend in the face, back of the head, and body, causing injuries that required medical attention.

The Hannahville Indian Community Tribal Police and the FBI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Hannah N. Bobee prosecuted the case.

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