Marquette man sentenced to five years in federal prison as habitual domestic assault offender

A Marquette man will spend five years in federal prison for his role in multiple domestic assault incidents.

Bradley Joseph Hase, 43, has been sentenced to the statutory maximum of 60 months in federal prison for domestic assault by an habitual offender. U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell ordered Hase to serve an additional three years of supervised release following his sentence, and to pay a $100 special assessment.

Hase pled guilty to count two of the federal indictment on November 6, 2013 charging him with domestic assault by an habitual offender. The assault charge stems from an incident at a residence on Keweenaw Bay Indian Community reservation land in Marquette County on February 3, 2013. On that date, Hase, a non-Indian, reportedly assaulted his girlfriend, who is a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. U.S. District Attorney Patrick J. Miles says during the incident, Hase grabbed her by the face and throat, and pulled out her hair. Hase had been convicted of domestic violence offenses twice before in Marquette County District Court. At the time of the incident, he was on probation for one of those offenses.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Police, the Chocolay Township Police Department and the FBI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul D. Lochner prosecuted the case.