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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sacaton Man Sentenced to 137 Months’ Imprisonment for Burglary with Firearm

     PHOENIX – This week, Travis Lee Kisto, 40, of Sacaton, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 137 months in prison for crimes he committed on the Gila River Indian Community. Judge Humetewa sentenced Kisto to 120 months for felon in possession of a firearm and 105 months for burglary, and ordered that 17 months of the burglary sentence run consecutive to the sentence for the firearm. Judge Humetewa further sentenced Kisto to concurrent, three-year terms of supervised release. Kisto had previously pleaded guilty to both felonies. 

     On March 1, 2018, Kisto unlawfully entered the victim’s home on the Gila River Indian Community while carrying a modified and stolen shotgun. Kisto, a felon, demanded the victim’s purse and began going through her belongings before ultimately discharging the firearm in the home. Responding law enforcement had to utilize tear gas and a K-9 to get Kisto to exit the residence and submit to arrest. Kisto and the victim are enrolled members of the Gila River Indian Community.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Christine D. Keller, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:          CR-18-1264-PHX-DJH

RELEASE NUMBER:    2019-033_Kisto


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Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
2019-033_Kisto / CR-18-1264-PHX-DJH
Updated March 27, 2019