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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mishongnovi Man Sentenced to 46 Months for Assaulting Federal Officer

     PHOENIX – This week, Jarvis Cook, 45, of Mishongnovi Village, Second Mesa, Ariz., was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 46 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Cook, an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe, had previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.


     On Feb. 10, 2016, an officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services (Hopi Agency) responded to a call at the Cook residence. When the officer attempted to arrest Cook, who had an active arrest warrant, Cook resisted arrest and assaulted the officer. The officer, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, successfully arrested Cook only after a lengthy struggle, suffering serious injuries during the assault.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services (Hopi Agency). The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Samuels, District of Arizona, Phoenix.



RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-029_Cook


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Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
CR-16-8156-PCT-SRB / 2017-029_Cook
Updated April 11, 2017