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Updated Jan 21, 2014 - 3:19 pm

Arizona man gets prison for assault on tribal officer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Arizona man has been sentenced to nearly four years
in federal prison for assaulting a law enforcement officer on the Navajo Nation
in New Mexico.

Prosecutors say 24-year-old Donovan Eric Williams received a 46-month term
followed by three years of supervised release.

Williams, of Whippoorwill, Ariz., was arrested in April 2013 and pleaded guilty
in October.

A criminal complaint charged him with assaulting a sergeant with the Navajo
Nation Division of Public Safety.

Authorities say Williams deliberately veered his vehicle into her police car
during a chase on March 21, 2013, near Church Rock, N.M.

They say Williams admitted intentionally striking the federal officer’s vehicle
even though she had pulled her marked police vehicle off to the side of the road
to avoid a collision.

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