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Navajo Man Convicted of Assault and Discharging a Firearm in a Crime of Violence

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 03, 2012
  • District of Arizona (602) 514-7500

PHOENIX—On November 29, 2012, a federal jury in Prescott, Arizona, found Harry McCabe, Sr., 51, of Ganado, Arizona, guilty of one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and two counts of discharging a firearm in a crime of violence. The case was tried before U.S. District Judge James A. Teilborg from November 27 through November 29, 2012. McCabe is being held in custody pending sentencing, which is set before Judge Teilborg on February 20, 2013.

The evidence at trial showed that McCabe assaulted the victim on the Navajo Nation by firing a .22 caliber rifle at him, causing a bullet wound to the head. The bullet caused serious bodily injury to the victim.

Convictions for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury carry maximum penalties of 10 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. A conviction for discharging a firearm in a crime of violence carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Department of Criminal Investigation. The prosecution is being conducted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cassie Bray Woo and Brian Kasprzyk, District of Arizona, Phoenix.