Posted on October 24, 2019

Felony Charge Filed in Punching of Man Leaving Trump Rally in Minneapolis

Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, October 24, 2019


Dwight P. Lewis, 31, of Richfield, was charged Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court with third-degree assault. Lewis remains jailed in lieu of $40,000 bail ahead of a court appearance Thursday. Court records do not list an attorney for him.

The president’s rally at Target Center on Oct. 10 drew large crowds of both Trump supporters and opponents. There were instances when Trump supporters arriving or leaving the arena were targets of profanity-laced screams and at times physically accosted.


Police located news media video of the assault online and used other media video to identify Lewis as the attacker. Lewis surrendered to police Monday and admitted that he punched the man, authorities said.

Lewis has a criminal history in Minnesota that includes some violent acts and spans his entire adult life. He has been convicted four times for disorderly conduct, twice for assault and once each for property damage and making terroristic threats.

Dwight Pierre Lewis