You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Parker Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder

PHOENIX – On March 2, 2020, Michael Jay Ameelyenah, 28, of Parker, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 100 months in prison, followed by a term of three years of supervised release. Ameelyenah previously pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit murder.

On March 29, 2019, Ameelyenah stabbed the victim multiple times, causing the victim to sustain life-threatening injuries. Ameelyenah committed the assault on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Indian Reservation and both Ameelyenah and the victim are members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.          

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina J. Reid-Moore, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

 

CASE NUMBER:            CR-19-00779-PHX-DJH
RELEASE NUMBER:    2020-034_Ameelyenah

# # #

 

For more information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/az/
Follow the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, on Twitter @USAO_AZ for the latest news.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Component(s): 
Press Release Number: 
2020-034_Ameelyenah/CR-19-00779-PHX-DJH
Updated March 26, 2020