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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Peach Springs Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Aggravated Assault

     PHOENIX – On Oct. 24, 2016, Lonewolf Deray Havatone, Sr., 34, of Peach Springs, Ariz., a member of the Havasupai Tribe, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 59 months in federal prison, followed by a term of three years of supervised release.  Havatone had previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon.  The 59-month sentence reflects a five-month reduction for the time Havatone spent in tribal custody for the same incident.

     On Sept. 23, 2014, Havatone, a convicted felon, assaulted the victim, a member of the Hualapai tribe, by striking her with a rifle and threatening to kill her.  He then fled on foot still armed with the rifle, requiring Hualapai Police Department officers to engage in a foot chase to apprehend him.  The incident occurred on the Hualapai Nation Indian Reservation.  

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Hualapai Nation Police. The prosecution was handled by Christina Covault, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

 

CASE NUMBER:           CR-15-8268-JJT             

RELEASE NUMBER:    2016-094_ Havatone

 

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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CR-15-8268-JJT / 2016-094_ Havatone
Updated October 25, 2016