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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 19, 2021

Tohono O'odham Man Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Assault with Knife

TUCSON, Ariz. – On Tuesday, James Seota-Felix, 41, of Sells, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Seota-Felix previously pleaded guilty on September 28, 2020 to one count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

On June 27, 2019, Seota-Felix got into an altercation with a rival gang member and stabbed the victim in the face. Seota-Felix is an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tohono O’odham Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Micah Schmit and Jesse Figueroa, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-19-2301-TUC-JGZ
RELEASE NUMBER:    2021-009_Seota-Felix

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Press Release Number: 
2021-009_Seota-Felix
Updated February 19, 2021