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Habitual Offender Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Domestic Assault on the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Reservation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     TUCSON, Ariz. – Today, Jesus Gabriel Alvarez, 30, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Raner C. Collins to 37 months in prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release. Alvarez had previously pleaded guilty to domestic assault by a habitual offender.

     The evidence showed that on New Year’s Day, 2017, Alvarez choked and strangled the victim during a domestic dispute. At the time of the assault, Alvarez had been convicted of at least two prior domestic assault offenses in Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court. Both he and the victim are enrolled members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Pascua Yaqui Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Rui Wang, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson, and Alicia R. Robertson, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Prosecutor with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.


CASE NUMBER:                   CR-17-0638-TUC-RCC-LAB

RELEASE NUMBER:           2018-104_Alvarez


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Updated August 9, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2018-104_Alvarez / CR-17-0638-TUC-RCC-LAB