FARMINGTON — A Shiprock man accused of injuring a Navajo Nation police officer was sentenced on Thursday to two and a half years in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, according to a press released from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Victor Tyler, 45, was arrested in August 2013 after a criminal complaint charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon.
He was indicted and also charged with assaulting a federal officer with a dangerous weapon and inflicting bodily injury.
On Aug. 16, Tyler's wife called the police to report her husband was getting rowdy.
When Navajo Nation Police arrived at the couple's residence in the Chaco River Apartments — located north of the Northern Navajo Medical Center off of U.S. Highway 491 — Tyler had two kitchen knives and had locked himself in a bathroom, according to the press release.
He came out of the bathroom and confronted the officers, ignoring the officers' repeated instructions to drop the knives, police have said. Eventually, he threw one of the knives, hitting an officer in the foot.
Tyler pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon in November.