Office of the United States Attorney, Ann Birmingham Scheel
District of Arizona
March 29, 2012
NAVAJO MAN SENTENCED TO CONSECUTIVE PRISON TERMS ON ASSUALT CONVICTION AND SUPERVISED RELEASE VIOLATION
PHOENIX– On March 26, 2012, Geno Plummer, 27, of Chinle, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt to 5 years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. A federal jury in Prescott found Plummer guilty of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury after a trial that lasted from Dec. 13-15, 2011.
Evidence presented at trial showed that, on Oct. 21, 2009, Plummer had been drinking and became irate after learning that his sister had been fighting with her boyfriend (the victim). After learning of the fight, Plummer approached the victim as he was walking away from the house and stabbed him seven times. The stab wounds caused damage to the victim’s stomach, liver, abdomen, and right forearm. The victim was rushed to the hospital to undergo emergency surgery to save his life.
At the time of trial, Plummer was in custody on a supervised release violation for a previous conviction of Use of a Firearm In a Crime of Violence (CR-02-1217-PCT-PGR). Plummer was sentenced to time served on the supervised release violation, which ran consecutively to the prison term imposed on the assault conviction.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution is being handled by Melissa Karlen and Thomas Simon, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-11-8099-PCT-PGR; CR-02-1217-PCT-PGR
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-080(Plummer)
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