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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hualapai Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Federal Prison For Assault

PHOENIX – Having previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury, DeAngelo Logen Walema, 23, of Peach Springs, Ariz. was sentenced on Dec. 1, 2014 by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Loganto 84 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

            According to court documents, on July 7, 2013, Walema was at the home of the victim, his former girlfriend, when he became enraged and struck the victim multiple times with his fists causing her to sustain serious bodily injury.  The assault occurred in the presence of two minor children.    Both, the victim and Walema are members of the Hualapai Indian Tribe.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Hualapai Nation Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-14-8217-PCT-SPL   
RELEASE NUMBER:   2014-070_Walema

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Updated January 7, 2015