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Seven Mile Man Sentenced to 32 Months for Assault on Police Officer

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. –Troy Pete Curtis, 33, of Seven Mile, Arizona, was sentenced on Monday by United States District Judge Dominic W. Lanza to 32 months in prison. Curtis pleaded guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

On April 12, 2021, while on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Curtis, a member of the Navajo Nation Indian Tribe, was in the vicinity of a White Mountain Apache Tribal police officer when the officer heard Curtis load a firearm. The officer confronted Curtis and Curtis walked away from the officer. While walking away, Curtis discharged the firearm multiple times over his shoulder in the direction of the officer.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the White Mountain Apache Tribal Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Anthony Church, Assistant United States Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-22-08141-PCT-DWL
RELEASE NUMBER:    2023-089_Curtis

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Diana L. Varela
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Updated June 8, 2023

Press Release Number: 2023-089_Curtis