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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sentencings for May 16 - May 19, 2016

Jose Luis Perez-Arias, 31, of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 19, 2016, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Perez-Arias was arrested in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Eric Duff, 38, of Wright, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on May 19, 2016, for possession of child pornography. Duff was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was sentenced to eight months of home confinement, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, restitution in the amount of $4,000.00 and a Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act assessmernt in the amount of $1,000.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Emory Christian, 19, of Fort Washakie, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 18, 2016, for assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Christian was arrested in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. He received time served, to be followed by two and a half years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $42,573.01. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Dale Allen Bennett, 39, of Shoshoni, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 18, 2016, on two counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Bennett was arrested in Riverton, Wyoming. He received 130 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a fine of $500.00 and a $400.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Riverton Police Department, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Joshua Arlint, 33, of Helena, Montana, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 18, 2016, for possession of child pornography. Arlint was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 57 months imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.0 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $2,000.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

James Michael Underwood, 41, of Yakima, Washington, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on May 18, 2016, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Underwood was arrested in Torrington, Wyoming. He received 26 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Erik Kane Sehnert, 39, of Cody, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on May 16, 2016, for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Sehnert received 90 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of $1,000.00. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Immigration
Project Safe Childhood
Violent Crime
Updated May 19, 2016