Hualapai Nation Tribal Member Sentenced to Prison for Assault on a Federal Officer
|U.S. Attorney’s Office January 17, 2013|
PHOENIX—On January 14, 2012, Jordan Reed Sumatzkuku, 25, of Peach Springs, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 36 months in prison. Sumatzkuku was also sentenced to 12 months in prison for violating his supervised release in another case. The sentences were ordered to run consecutively for a total sentence of 48 months in prison, followed by a term of three years of supervised release. Sumatzkuku, a member of the Hualapai Nation Indian Tribe, pleaded guilty on November 7, 2012, to assault on a federal officer. Sumatzkuku’s sister, co-defendant Raema Sumatzkuku, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for assault on a federal officer on December 17, 2012.
According to court records, on July 2, 2012, when a Hualapai Nation Police officer tried to arrest Sumatzkuku’s sister, Sumatzkuku grabbed the officer, knocked him to the ground, and wrestled with the officer. The victim sustained a fracture to his left foot as a result of the assault.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Hualapai Nation Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.