Wilson man gets prison for beating girlfriend

MARQUETTE – A Wilson man was recently sentenced to five years in prison for beating up his girlfriend during an assault on the Hannahville Indian Reservation last fall.

Peter Louis Meshigaud, 23, was sentenced as an habitual offender in U.S. District Court in Marquette on Friday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

On April 2, Meshigaud pleaded guilty to a federal indictment charging him with domestic violence as an habitual offender, stated a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

On Oct. 19, 2013, Meshigaud assaulted his girlfriend at their residence on the Hannahville Indian Reservation. Injuries to her head and body required medical attention.

Judge R. Allan Edgar handed down the prison sentence last week, taking into account the defendant’s extensive criminal history. Meshigaud was convicted of two prior domestic assaults, malicious destruction of property, and assault and battery.

During Friday’s court hearing, Judge Edgar commented Meshigaud’s conduct has failed to show any respect for the law, according to the news release.

In addition to the prison sentence, Meshigaud was ordered to pay $1,165 in restitution to the Hannahville Indian Community Housing Department.

The Hannahville Tribal Police and the FBI investigated the Oct. 19, 2013 beating in Wilson.