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Tuba City Man Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Navajo Nation Officer

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

     PHOENIX – This week, Raymond Wilson Jr., 25, of Tuba City, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Wilson, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, had previously pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer.

     On Nov. 21, 2017, a Navajo Nation police officer was dispatched to Wilson’s residence after receiving reports that Wilson was intoxicated and acting disorderly. When the officer attempted to place Wilson under arrest, he resisted, swung his fist at the officer, and wrestled the officer to the ground.  After being handcuffed, Wilson pushed, kicked, and head-butted the officer.

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


CASE NUMBER:            CR-18-08064-PCT-SPL

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-117_Wilson


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Updated September 6, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2018-117_Wilson / CR-18-08064-PCT-SPL