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Tonelea Man Sentenced to 4 Years Imprisonment for Assaulting a Federal Officer

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

     PHOENIX – This week, Jason David Grisham, 39, of Tonelea, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to four years imprisonment. Grisham had previously pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer.


     The investigation revealed that on June 16, 2016, Grisham, a member of the Navajo Nation, assaulted a Navajo Nation Police Officer, delegated to enforce federal law by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in Kayenta, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation.


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety. The prosecution was handled by Dimitra H. Sampson, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.



RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-033_Grisham


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Updated April 19, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: CR-16-8175-PCT-SPL / 2017-033_Grisham