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District of Arizona

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Supai Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Robbery

     PHOENIX– Yesterday, Taylor Nardo Paya, 20, a member of the Havasupai Tribe, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Paya had previously pleaded guilty to robbery. 

     The robbery occurred on the Havasupai Indian Reservation in December 2015.  Paya assaulted the victim in the front yard of a residence before stealing a number of her personal effects. 

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

CASE NUMBER:           CR-16-8233-PCT-DLR  

RELEASE NUMBER:    2016-101_Paya

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Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
CR-16-8233-PCT-DLR / 2016-101_Paya
Updated December 13, 2016