PHOENIX—On March 28, 2012, Eric L. Fulwilder, 25, of Bapchule, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 37 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. On January 27, 2012, Fulwilder pleaded guilty to malicious mischief.
According to the plea agreement, on December 2, 2010, Fulwilder was driving a vehicle on the Gila River Indian Reservation when his cousin, Gordon Fulwilder, II, discharged a firearm at a home. Although the occupant inside of the home at the time of the shooting was not injured, the shotgun’s discharge broke the living room window and damaged the exterior of the home.
Gordon Fulwilder, II is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Campbell on April 9, 2012 for his role in the shooting.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Phoenix Division. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather H. Belt, District of Arizona, Phoenix.