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Hotevilla Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Assaulting a Federal Officer While on Supervised Release

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

     PHOENIX – Yesterday, Edgar Louis Rogers, 43, of Hotevilla, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to a total of 21 months in prison for assaulting a federal officer while on supervised release.  Rogers had previously pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer and admitted to violating the terms of his supervised release in a separate case.  Judge Snow sentenced Rogers to 18 months in prison for the assault and an additional three months in prison for violating his supervised release.

     The incident occurred when the victim, a law enforcement officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, approached Rogers while he was present on the Hopi Reservation.  Rogers resisted the contact and a scuffle ensued, which resulted in an injury to the officer’s finger.  At the time of the incident, Rogers was on supervised release for a violent domestic assault he committed on the Hopi Reservation in 2013. 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  The prosecution was handled by Christine Ducat Keller, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:            CR-17-08161-PCT-GMS and CR-14-08007-PCT-GMS 

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-021_Rogers




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Updated March 6, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2018-021_Rogers / CR-17-08161-PCT-GMS and CR-14-08007-PCT-GMS