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Gila River Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Stabbing

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

     PHOENIX – Yesterday, Jeremy Lee Thompson, 33, of Sacaton, Ariz., a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan R Bolton to 144 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

     On Feb. 28, 2015, Thompson confronted another member of the Gila River Indian Community and slashed him across the face with a knife.  Thompson obstructed the investigation by encouraging his friends to threaten witnesses in the case, and the Court took that into account in imposing the sentence.  Thompson was on federal supervised release at the time of the stabbing       

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raynette Logan and Christina Covault, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-15-00297-PHX-SRB  

RELEASE NUMBER:   2015-116_Thompson


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Updated February 4, 2016

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-15-00297-PHX-SRB / 2015-116_Thompson