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Sacaton Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years for Shooting Death

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. –Sage Jones, 30, of Sacaton, Arizona, was sentenced August 15, 2022, by United States District Judge Dominic W. Lanza to 188 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Mr. Jones is a recognized member of the Gila River Indian Community. On March 24, 2021, Jones shot the victim multiple times, resulting in the victim’s death. Jones previously pleaded guilty on May 13, 2022, to Second Degree Murder.    

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


CASE NUMBER:            CR-21-00963-PHX-DWL
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-138_Jones

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Updated August 17, 2022

Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2022-138_Jones