PHOENIX — A Peach Springs man has been sentenced to four and a half years in federal prison for his guilty plea in a 2015 assault on the Hualapai (WAHL’-uh-peye) reservation.

Edward Susanyatame, 39, received the sentence Monday in federal court.

Susanyatame pleaded guilty this summer to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.

He acknowledged in his plea hearing in July that he sliced the victim’s neck with a knife.

As part of the plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss four other assault charges against Susanyatame.

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