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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

September 3, 2010

Dennis K. Burke, United States Attorney

Contacts: Wyn Hornbuckle, Public Affairs
(602) 514-7573
(602) 740-2422 (cell)

White Mountain Apache Man Sentenced to 105 Months in Federal Prison for Arson and Assault With a Dangerous Weapon

PHOENIX — Lindbert Johnson, Jr., 45, of Whiteriver, Ariz., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Martone to 105 months in federal prison for arson and assault with a dangerous weapon. These offenses occurred on the Ft. Apache Indian Reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona. Johnson pleaded guilty to these offenses on May 25, 2010.

On January 28, 2009, Johnson lured another man out of a house and stabbed him with a knife in a completely unprovoked attack. The victim sustained serious bodily injury as a result of the stabbing. Then on September 4, 2009, Johnson burned down a residence in Whiteriver over an ongoing dispute regarding ownership of the house.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives as well as the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The prosecution was handled by Dimitra H. Sampson, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

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Case Number
CR-10-8006-PCT-FJM; CR-10-8007-PCT-FJM
Release Number
2010-196(Johnson)