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Laveen Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

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

     PHOENIX – On Feb. 21, 2017, James Flippen Lewis, 28, of Laveen, Ariz., and a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake to 84 months in prison, followed by a term of three years of supervised release. Lewis had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.


     During  2013, 2014, and 2015, within the Gila River Indian Community, Lewis assaulted three different female victims causing them to sustain serious bodily injuries. All three victims were members of the Gila River Indian Community.


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



RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-017_Lewis


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Updated February 22, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-14-1409-PHX-NVW/2017-017_Lewis