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Chinle Bank Robber Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     PHOENIX, Ariz. – Yesterday, Kristopher Andrew Jaramillo, 39, of Albuquerque, N. M., not a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 151 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release. Jaramillo had previously pleaded guilty to bank robbery.

     On Oct. 26, 2015, Jaramillo entered the Wells Fargo Bank located on the Navajo Nation Reservation in Chinle, Ariz., and gave the bank teller a note demanding money and instructed her not to alert the police. The bank teller complied and gave Jaramillo over $1800 from her drawer.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by Navajo Nation Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Kiyoko Patterson, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-15-08236-PCT-SPL 

RELEASE NUMBER:    2016-054_Jaramillo


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Updated June 29, 2016

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Press Release Number: CR-15-08236-PCT-SPL / 2016-054_Jaramillo