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Whiteriver Man Will Serve 30 Months for Assault on Ex-Girlfriend

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. –Eli Myles Mansfield, 35, of Whiteriver, Arizona, was sentenced Monday by United States District Judge Dominic W. Lanza to 30 months in prison. Mansfield pleaded guilty to Assault by Strangling.

On August 22, 2022, while on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Mansfield, a member of the White Mountain Apache Indian Tribe, was in a vehicle visiting with his ex-girlfriend and their three children. Mansfield became angry and assaulted his ex-girlfriend multiple times in the presence of the children.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the White Mountain Apache Tribal Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. The prosecution was handled by Anthony Church, Assistant United States Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:           22-08122-PCT-DWL
RELEASE NUMBER:    2023-090_Mansfield

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Diana L. Varela
(602) 514-7743

Updated June 8, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2023-090_Mansfield