Several offenders sentenced to prison for violent crimes in northern Arizona
PHOENIX — Several people were sentenced last month to multiple years in prison for violent crimes committed in northern Arizona cities, authorities said on Tuesday.
Each of the offenders are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona said in a press release, with investigation of the cases being conducted by the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and the FBI.
Joshua June, 40, of Tuba City, received 54 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after attacking an elderly woman with a metal chair and breaking numerous bones in her body. June previously pleaded guilty to the charge of assault with a dangerous weapon and was sentenced on April 7.
Deon Manson, 45, of Page, was sentenced on April 13 to 46 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after attacking a victim with a shovel and causing several broken bones and two amputated fingers. He previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon.
Lisa Benally, 42, of Tuba City, on April 18 received 46 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after recruiting another person to shoot a victim in retaliation for minor property damage. She previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon (aid and abet).
Zachary Smith, 27, of Shiprock, New Mexico, was sentenced to 27 months in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, after having repeated sexual contact with a minor. Smith pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor and was sentenced on April 26.
Prosecution of the cases was handled by the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
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