Office of the United States Attorney, Ann Birmingham Scheel
District of Arizona
March 28, 2012
GILA RIVER MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR HIS ROLE IN DRIVE-BY SHOOTING
PHOENIX – On March 28, 2012, Eric L. Fulwilder, 25, of Bapchule, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 37 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. On Jan. 27, 2012, Fulwilder pleaded guilty to Malicious Mischief.
According to the plea agreement, on Dec. 2, 2010, Fulwilder was driving a vehicle on the Gila River Indian Reservation when his cousin, Gordon Fulwilder, II, discharged a firearm at a home. Although the occupant inside of the home at the time of the shooting was not injured, the shotgun’s discharge broke the living room window and damaged the exterior of the home.
Gordon Fulwilder, II, is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Campbell on April 9, 2012, for his role in the shooting.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Phoenix. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather H. Belt, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR11-1137-PHX-DGC
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-079(Fulwilder)
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