May 9, three members of Red Skin Kingz, also known as RSK, were
sentenced to prison following their respective guilty pleas to RICO
conspiracy for their participation in the violent RSK criminal street
Devan Edward Leonard, 28, of Lukachukai, Arizona, the leader of RSK,
was sentenced to 50 years in prison; Kyle Filbert Gray, 26, of
Lukachukai, Arizona, was sentenced to 30 years in prison; and Lucille
Jean Leonard, 48, of Lukachukai, Arizona, was sentenced to 10 years in
prison. All defendants were sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G.
Campbell in the District of Arizona
Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice
Department’s Criminal Division, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth
A. Strange for the District of Arizona, Special Agent in Charge Michael
DeLeon of FBI’s Phoenix Field Office and Colonel Frank Milstead of the
Arizona Department of Public Safety announced the sentencings. The
Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety also provided significant
assistance during the investigation.
As detailed in their three plea agreements, Devan Leonard, Kyle Gray,
and Lucille Leonard are members of the RSK. RSK operated on the
eastern side of the Navajo Nation in the District of Arizona. RSK was
responsible for at least three murders, attempted murder, aggravated
assaults, kidnappings, and drug trafficking, amongst other crimes.
On or between Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, 2014, Devan Leonard and another
RSK member shot and killed two men, in Lukachukai, Arizona on the Navajo
Indian Reservation, where the bodies were dismembered, burned and
buried, to conceal the killings.
On Dec. 16, 2014, Kyle Gray and Devan Leonard shot and killed another
victim immediately following a drug trafficking transaction. Later,
Devan Leonard and Kyle Gray transported the victim’s body to a remote
sheep camp on the reservation, where they dismembered, and burned the
Lucille Leonard held a leadership role in RSK, mostly participating
in and overseeing RSK’s drug trafficking organization, including the
collection of debts owed to RSK.
The second superseding indictment in this matter was the result of an
investigation conducted by the FBI, the Arizona Department of Public
Safety, the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety, the U.S.
Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, and the Criminal
Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section. Assistant U.S. Attorneys
Dimitra Sampson and Tracy Van Buskirk of the District of Arizona, and
Trial Attorneys Kelly Pearson and Hans Miller of the Criminal Division’s
Organized Crime and Gang Section prosecuted the case.