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Peach Springs Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault

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

PHOENIX – On March 2, 2020, Louis Screaming Eagle Walema, 24, of Peach Springs, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 46 months in prison, followed by a three year term of supervised release. Walema previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

On March 27, 2019, after forcing his way into the victim’s home, Walema punched and kicked the victim multiple times, causing the victim to sustain permanent injuries. The assault happened on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, and both Walema and the victim are members of the Hualapai Indian Tribe.          

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hualapai Nation 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-19-08099-PCT-DJH 
RELEASE NUMBER:    2020-035_Walema

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Updated March 27, 2020

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Press Release Number: 2020-035_Walema/CR-19-08099-PCT-DJH