Today, Herbert Dini III, 43, of Supai Village, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to one year of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Dini had previously pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer.
On June 8, 2017, an officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs – Office of Justice Services responded to a report of a disturbance at a home in Supai Village. When he arrived, he found Dini at the home, causing a disturbance and heavily intoxicated. The officer informed Dini he was under arrest for Havasupai Tribal Code offenses relating to his conduct. Dini, a member of the Havasupai Tribe, subsequently ran from the officer, assaulting him during his flight, including grabbing the officer’s vest and swinging his fists at the officer.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Samuels, District of Arizona, Phoenix.