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Phoenix Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Assault

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Wednesday, Augustine Apkaw, 34, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susan M. Brnovich to four years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Apkaw previously pleaded guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

On September 16, 2020, Apkaw hit his victim in the face with a baseball bat, causing her to suffer a broken jaw and tooth.  Apkaw is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community.

The Gila River Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Raynette Logan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-21-00198-PHX-SMB
RELEASE NUMBER:    2021- 073_Apkaw

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Updated October 22, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2021-073_Apkaw