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Parker Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbery

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Leroy Bedell, Sr., 44, of Parker, Ariz., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 100 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Bedell previously pleaded guilty to robbery. 

On November 7, 2020, Bedell threatened the victim with a shotgun at a gas station in Parker, Arizona. Bedell then drove off in the victim’s vehicle but was stopped shortly after. While arresting Bedell, law enforcement seized a shotgun from inside the victim’s vehicle, and it matched the victim’s description of the shotgun used by Bedell during the robbery. Bedell is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (“CRIT”) and the robbery occurred on the CRIT Indian Reservation.

The FBI and the CRIT PD conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina J. Reid-Moore, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-21-00548-PHX-JJT
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022- 090_Bedell

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Updated June 10, 2022

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2022-090