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Northern Nevada Man Sentenced To Prison For Assaulting A Tribal Police Officer

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

RENO – A Northern Nevada resident was sentenced Tuesday by United States District Judge Larry R. Hicks to 63 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for assaulting a law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon.

In September 2023, a jury convicted Gelasio Johnson Guerrero (36) of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon within Indian Country.

According to court documents, on July 10, 2022, Guerrero assaulted a tribal law enforcement officer with a firearm and metal object while on the Walker River Indian Reservation. As a result of the assault, the Walker River Tribal Police Department officer suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

United States Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Spencer L. Evans for the FBI made the announcement.

The FBI investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorneys Andrew Keenan and Penelope Brady prosecuted the case.



Updated December 20, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime