Juliana Nadeau-Beeter charged with conspiracy to commit robbery at Guest Lodge

Juliana Nadeau-Beeter, 54, Minot, is now charged as a co-conspirator in an August robbery in a room at the Guest Lodge in Minot. She is charged with a Class B felony in district court in Minot in connection with the Aug. 17, 2018 attack.

Nadeau-Beeter allegedly lured a man into Room 126 at the Guest Lodge, where Aaron Lee Youngbird, 28, Minot, physically attacked him and stole his wallet. According to court documents, Youngbird broke the alleged victim’s lower dentures and left him with lacerations on his head, face, back, both knees and left forearm and right ankle.

Nadeau-Beeter had invited the alleged victim to her room because they had not seen each other for awhile. When he went to her room, he told police Nadeau-Beeter was “acting weird” and asked him how he got in. The man told her that the back door to the Guest Lodge was open and was held open with a brick. He told police that Nadeau-Beeter backed up as if to draw him into the room. When the alleged victim walked past the bathroom, he said Youngbird came out and attacked him from behind and wrapped his arm around his lower jaw and squeezed. The alleged victim fell to his knees and Youngbird continued striking him on the head and back.

Youngbird reportedly told the other man he had attacked him because the alleged victim had called police and said Youngbird stole his car.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled April 11 in district court in Minot for Youngbird. Youngbird is being held on $7,500 bond at the Ward County Jail.

Nadeau-Beeter made an initial appearance on the charge on Wednesday before Judge Todd Cresap. She was in a wheelchair and told Cresap that she has significant health problems and being in jail is difficult for her. She is on a fixed income and said she would be unable to pay the bond the state was asking for.

She also protested her innocence and said she would make her future court appearances.

“I didn’t do anything,” she said. “I don’t have that kind of money.”

Cresap set bond for her at $7,500, with a requirement that she post 10 percent, or $750. Her preliminary hearing is also set for April 11 before Judge Doug Mattson.