FBI Phoenix
Brooke Brennan and Kevin Smith
(623) 466-1999
November 25, 2020

Hualapai Tribe Member Charged Federally for Assault

On November 10, 2020, Rae Ashley Paya, an enrolled member of the Hualapai Indian Tribe was indicted for kidnapping, robbery, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and assault with a dangerous weapon that occurred on September 27, 2020, within the confines of the Hualapai Indian Reservation. Paya was arrested by Hualapai Nation Police Department and the FBI on November 5, 2020.

Paya was also charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court. Complaints and indictments are only accusations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for Arizona at http://www.azd.uscourts.gov/ or on PACER https://www.pacer.gov/, magistrate number: 3:20-cr-08134

The FBI would like to thank the Hualapai Nation Police Department, and United States Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, for their work on this case.