Office of the United States Attorney, Ann Birmingham Scheel
District of Arizona
April 13, 2012
PHOENIX MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON FEDERAL OFFICERS IN THE GRAND CANYON
PHOENIX – On April 11, 2012, a federal grand jury in Phoenix returned an indictment against Anthony Keith Swint, 42, of Phoenix, for two counts of Assault on a Federal Officer.
The indictment alleges that, on March 21, 2012, Swint assaulted two law enforcement officers on duty in the Grand Canyon National Park.
A conviction for each count of Assault on a Federal Officer carries a maximum penalty of 8 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. In determining an actual sentence, Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt will consult the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide appropriate sentencing ranges. Judge Rosenblatt, however, is not bound by those guidelines in determining a sentence.
An indictment is simply a method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the National Park Service. The prosecution is being handled by Jennifer E. Green, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-12-08080-PGR
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-093(Swint)
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