Three Men Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Burglary and Robbery on Hopi Reservation
PHOENIX – This week, Kaleb June, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 33 months of imprisonment. June, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, had previously pleaded guilty to robbery.
On Sept. 10, 2016, June and two others burglarized a Hopi tribal administration building. After leaving the building, they went to a nearby convenience store and robbed it at gunpoint. Each of these crimes occurred in Moenkopi, Ariz., on the Hopi Indian Reservation.
Earlier this year, June’s co-conspirators were likewise sentenced to prison for their roles in the same crimes. Jonathan Phillips, 20, was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to robbery. Morgan Black, 20, was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to burglary. Both Phillips and Black are enrolled members of the Hopi Tribe. June, Phillips, and Black were all living in the Moenkopi-Tuba City area at the time of the crimes.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services (Hopi Agency). The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Samuels, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-16-8256-PCT-DGC; CR-17-8116-PCT-GMS
RELEASE NUMBER: 2018-099_June etal
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