Sacaton Man Sentenced to Over 8 Years for Robbery with a Machete
PHOENIX – On March 26, 2019, Vince Rivera, 28, of Sacaton, Ariz., a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to over eight years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Rivera had previously pleaded guilty to robbery. During the robbery, Rivera attacked the victim with a machete, causing permanent injuries to the victim.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raynette Logan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-18-917-PHX-JJT
RELEASE NUMBER: 2019-036_Rivera
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