Shiprock man gets 7 years in Sonic Drive-In stickup

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Eddie Shirley, 28, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who lives in Shiprock, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque to seven years in prison for using and brandishing a firearm in a crime of violence on the Navajo Reservation, federal prosecutors said.

Shirley will be on seven years supervised release following his prison term, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Shirley was arrested in December 2012 charging him and co-defendant Jerrileta Singer, 32, with the armed robbery of a Sonic Drive-In Restaurant in Shiprock on Nov. 30, 2012, and he has been in federal custody since his arrest, prosecutors said in a news release.

Singer was arrested in January, and both were indicted on charges of robbery and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, the release said. Singer pleaded guilty on July 25 to the robbery count and faces up to 15 years in prison when she is sentenced on Oct. 28.

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