A Peach Springs resident who is a member of the Havasupai Tribe has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. Lonewolf Deray Havatone, 34, was given a 59 month prison term October 24 by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi.
Havatone had previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. The 59-month sentence reflects a five-month reduction for the time Havatone spent in tribal custody for the same incident.
On Sept. 23, 2014, Havatone, a convicted felon, assaulted the victim, a member of the Hualapai tribe, by striking her with a rifle and threatening to kill her. He then fled on foot still armed with the rifle, requiring Hualapai Police Department officers to engage in a foot chase to apprehend him. The incident occurred on the Hualapai Nation Indian Reservation.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Hualapai Nation Police. The prosecution was handled by Christina Covault, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.