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Supai Village Woman Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Assaulting Officer

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

     PHOENIX – Last week, Kiana Walker, 29, of Supai Village, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen M. McNamee to 18 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Walker had previously pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer.

     On Nov. 19, 2016, a Bureau of Indian Affairs Officer arrested Walker, who was pregnant at the time, for public intoxication in violation of the Havasupai Tribal Code.  After being arrested, Walker screamed racial profanities at the officer and assaulted him, including dropping to the ground and kicking the officer.  Later, when the officer took Walker to the nearby clinic for a precautionary medical evaluation, Walker pushed the officer against a wall and kicked him again. The incident occurred on the Havasupai Reservation.

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


CASE NUMBER:            CR-16-8300-PCT-SMM

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-083_Walker


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Updated June 18, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2018-083_Walker / CR-16-8300-PCT-SMM