Peridot Man Sentenced For Assault With A Dangerous Weapon

PHOENIX –  Jeremiah Johnson, 26, of Peridot, Ariz., a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 45 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for assaulting a victim on the San Carlos Indian Reservation. Johnson had previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon.

The evidence showed that in June 2015, Johnson threw a full, 40-ounce bottle of alcohol at the victim, who was holding a child at the time. The bottle hit the child, who suffered serious injury as a result. The victim and child are also members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The prosecution was handled by Christine Keller, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.