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Second Mesa Man Sentenced to Total of 90 Months for Domestic Violence Offenses

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

     PHOENIX – This week, Donovan Chaca, 38, of Second Mesa, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 67 months of imprisonment, in addition to 23 months already served on related prosecutions in the Hopi Tribal Court. Chaca had previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to a dating partner and assault by strangling or suffocating a dating partner.


     In August 2014 and January 2015, Chaca, who is a member of the Hopi Tribe, assaulted another member of the Hopi Tribe. The offenses occurred on the Hopi Indian Reservation in Hotevilla, Ariz.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Office of Justice Services (Hopi Agency). The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Samuels, District of Arizona, Phoenix.



RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-001_Chaca


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Updated January 11, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-16-8005-PCT-GMS / 2017-001_Chaca