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District of Arizona

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Shiprock Man Sentenced to Prison for Shooting Firearm into Occupied Residence

     PHOENIX – Yesterday, Brandon Lee Curley, 26, of Shiprock, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 33 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Curley had previously pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.  

     Curley admitted to firing a shotgun into a residence on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation.  The victim, who was inside the residence at the time, was not injured.  Both Curley and the victim were members of the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Christine Ducat Keller, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


CASE NUMBER:          CR-18-08132-PCT-DJH

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-160_Curley


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Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
2018-160_Curley / CR-18-08132-PCT-DJH
Updated November 27, 2018