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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Laveen Man Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Assaulting Police Officer

PHOENIX – On March 17, 2014, Hanson Amos Jose, 31, of Laveen, Ariz, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Linda Readeto 46 months in prison. Jose pleaded guilty on Oct. 25, 2013, to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

On July 8, 2013, Gila River police officers were investigating a vehicle when they were approached by Jose.  The police officers determined that Jose had an active tribal warrant for his arrest and attempted to arrest him.  Jose forcefully resisted arrest by punching, kicking, and pushing the officers.  During the assault, Jose tripped one of the police officers, fell on top of the officer, and broke the police officer’s ankle. 

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Gila River Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raynette Logan, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-13-1172-PHX-NVW
RELEASE NUMBER:   2014-016_Jose

For more information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/az/

Updated January 7, 2015