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Sacaton Man Sentenced To 41 Months for Domestic Violence Offenses on Reservation

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

     PHOENIX – Yesterday, Webster Wayne Norris, IV, 27, of Sacaton, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 41 months in prison for two separate domestic violence offenses occurring on the Gila River Indian Community. Specifically, Norris was sentenced to 41 months’ imprisonment for assault by strangulation of a domestic partner, and a concurrent 41-month term for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Norris previously pleaded guilty to both crimes. Upon release from prison, Norris will be on supervised release for three years.


     In early 2016, Norris strangled the victim in their home. In April 2016, Norris again assaulted the victim, causing serious injury to the victim’s arm. Both Norris and the victim are 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.




RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-083_Norris


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Updated September 12, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: CR-16-1131-PHX-DLR / 2017-083_Norris