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District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Three Colorado River Indian Tribes (crit) Tribal Members Sentenced To Federal Prison For Robbery

PHOENIX – On Dec. 17, 2014, Aaron Keith Drennan, 21, of Parker, Ariz., was sentenced by Judge Roslyn O. Silver to 57 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Drennan previously pleaded guilty to robbery.

On Dec. 15, 2014, co-defendant, Mickey Roy Anderson, Sr., 26, of Parker, Ariz. was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roslyn O. Silverto 60 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and co-defendant Joshua Ryan Mike, Sr., 22, of Parker, Ariz., was sentenced to 60 months in prison to run consecutive to the 21-month sentence imposed in CR-14-0758-PHX-ROS.  Co-defendants Anderson and Mike also previously pleaded guilty to robbery.  Mike also pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury in another case before U.S. District Judge Roslyn O. Silver.

According to court documents, on March 9, 2014, Drennan, Anderson, and Mike were being housed as inmates in a community cell at the Colorado River Indian Tribes Adult Detention Center.   The victim, a detention officer at the facility, opened their cell door to drop off laundry and was assaulted by Mike.  As Mike assaulted the detention officer, Drennan and Anderson took the victim’s cell phone and the keys to the detention facility, and all three subsequently fled from the facility. 

According to the plea agreement in Mike’s assault case, on March 1, 2014, Mike assaulted another inmate at the La Paz County Jail by striking him repeatedly in the face causing the victim to sustain serious bodily injury, which included fractures to the cheekbones and jaw.

The investigation in these cases was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department, and the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department. The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBERS:         CR-14-0370-PHX-ROS and CR-14-0758-PHX-ROS     
RELEASE NUMBER:   2014-076_Drennan et al.

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