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Teetso Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Arson

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Tuesday, Nevale Roanhorse, 39, of Teetso, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Roanhorse previously pleaded guilty to Arson. 

On July 3, 2020, Roanhorse broke into a neighbor’s home on the Navajo Nation. Once inside, he started several fires that eventually consumed the structure. Roanhorse is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety conducted the investigation in this case. Jason Crowley, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR 20-08084-DJH
RELEASE NUMBER:    2021- 064_Roanhorse


Updated September 30, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2021-064_Roanhorse