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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nogales Man Sentenced To Over Three Years In Prison For Assault On Border Patrol Agents

TUCSON, Ariz. –On Jan. 28, 2014, Daniel Alberto Silva, 40, of Nogales, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 40 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Silva pled guilty on Nov. 19, 2013, to two counts of assault on a federal officer. 

On Aug. 18, 2013, in Nogales, Ariz., two U.S. Border Patrol Agents were trying to arrest Silva in connection with an alien smuggling investigation.  Silva fled on foot and as he was running, pointed a firearm at the two agents who were in their patrol vehicle chasing him.  Once Silva was apprehended, agents found a .32 caliber handgun in the area where they had seen Silva point the weapon at them.  Agents also found three rounds of .32 caliber ammunition in Silva’s pocket. 

The investigation in this case was conducted by the United States Border Patrol agency.  The prosecution was handled by Raquel Arellano, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-13-1572-TUC-RCC
RELEASE NUMBER:   2014-007_Silva

Updated January 7, 2015