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Tue, Aug. 04

Peach Springs man pleads guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury

PHOENIX, Ariz. - On June 19, Albert Marwin Cook, 39, of Peach Springs, Ariz., and a member of the Hualapai Nation Indian Tribe, pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury in federal district court in Phoenix.

According to the plea agreement, on Sept. 23, 2011, Cook assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking her multiple times all over her body. As a result of the assault, the victim sustained serious bodily injuries, some of which required surgery.

A conviction for assault resulting in serious bodily injury carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. In determining an actual sentence, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Martone will consult the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide appropriate sentencing ranges. Judge Martone, however, is not bound by those guidelines in determining a sentence.

Cook is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Martone on Oct. 9.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Hualapai Nation Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

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