Havasupai tribal member sentenced to 8 months in jail for assaulting officer

April 11, 2019

PHOENIX – A member of the Havasupai tribe was sentenced to eight months in jail for kicking a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer in the face. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Phoenix, Lone Arrow Hastings, 29, of Supai Village, pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer. He was sentenced to eight months in jail by U.S. District Judge Susan M. Brnovich, followed by three years of supervised release.

According to the news release, on Dec. 5, 2017, two officers with the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services arrested Hastings for public intoxication in violation of the Havasupai Tribal Code. During the course of the arrest, Hastings assaulted one of the federal officers by, among other things, kicking the officer in the face.