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District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 18, 2022

Lupton Man Sentenced to Over Five Years for Robbery

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Dominic Tyah Watchman, 20, of Lupton, Arizona, and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced on November 2, 2022, by United States District Judge Susan M. Brnovich to 66 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Watchman previously pleaded guilty to robbery. 

On November 7, 2021, at a rest stop in Lupton, Arizona, Watchman approached the 82-year-old victim and tried to get him to turn over the keys to his vehicle. When the victim refused, Watchman pepper sprayed him, knocked him to the ground, and fled the rest stop in the victim’s vehicle.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina J. Reid-Moore, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-21-08137-PCT-SMB
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-213_Watchman

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Press Release Number: 
2022-213_Watchman
Updated November 18, 2022