Laveen man sentenced to 87 months for illegally possessing firearm on reservation

October 20, 2017


Office of the United States Attorney



PHOENIX – On Oct. 10, 2017, Anthony James Kyyitan, 38, of Laveen, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 45 months in prison for recklessly handling a firearm on the Gila River Indian Community. Kyyitan had previously pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.  


In imposing the sentence, Judge Campbell noted that Kyyitan was a prohibited possessor who had improperly possessed firearms on two occasions while living on the reservation. Kyyitan is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community.  


The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Christine D. Keller, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.