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Fort McDowell Resident Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Assault on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Reservation

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

     PHOENIX - On June 5, 2017, Jordan Lee Etzel, 25, of Fort McDowell, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake to 41 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He had previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon.


     The evidence showed that on Jan. 4, 2016, Etzel struck the victim repeatedly with a golf club, which broke during the assault. The victim’s wounds required immediate medical attention. The victim is an enrolled member of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation; Etzel is not.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Fort McDowell Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Gayle L. Helart, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.



RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-050_ Etzel


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Updated June 6, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-16-00918-NVW / 2017-050_ Etzel