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District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 24, 2016

Three Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbery

     PHOENIX – Today, Javen Ann Drennan, 31, of Parker, Ariz. was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 51 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

     On July 25, 2016, co-defendant Rikki Alison Drennan, 27, of Parker, Ariz. was sentenced by Judge Steven P. Logan to 50 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and on June 27, 2016, co-defendant Arrow Nicholas Lopez, 19, of Parker, Ariz., was sentenced by Judge Logan to 32 months in prison, having received credit for 14 months served in tribal custody.  All three defendants, who are members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, had previously pleaded guilty to robbery.

     On the morning of Dec. 2, 2014, J. Drennan’s employment was terminated at Woody’s gas station in Parker, Ariz., which is located on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation.  Later that evening J. Drennan drove R. Drennan and Lopez to Woody’s.  R. Drennan and A. Lopez wore dark clothing and covered their faces with bandanas, and Lopez had a knife.  When they entered the store to commit the robbery, Lopez held the knife inches from the victim’s waist and told the victim to empty the cash register drawers.  R. Drennan stole alcohol and cigarettes and she and Lopez fled the store with approximately $850 in cash.  R. Drennan and Lopez got into J. Drennan’s vehicle and fled from Woody’s until they were stopped by Parker Police. 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the CRIT Police Department, and the Parker Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

 

CASE NUMBER:          CR-16-0114-PHX-SPL

RELEASE NUMBER:    2016-093_Lopez_etal

 

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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CR-16-0114-PHX-SPL / 2016-093_Lopez_etal
Updated October 24, 2016