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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Mexican Citizen Sentenced to Over 6 Years in Prison for Assaulting Federal Agent

     TUCSON, Ariz. – On Feb. 22, 2018, Leopoldo Rubio-Quinonez, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to 78 months in prison. Rubio-Quinonez had previously pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal officer and reentry of a removed alien.  

     On Dec. 24, 2016, Rubio-Quininez assaulted a United States Border Patrol Agent who was arresting him for an immigration violation. In the process, Rubio-Quinonez bit the agent's thumb causing a severe injury. Rubio-Quininez also attempted to grab the agent's firearm. During the assault, Rubio-Quinonez told the agent that he was going to kill him.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the United States Border Patrol. The prosecution was handled by Jesse Figueroa and Karen Rolley, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Tucson.

 

CASE NUMBER:           CR-17-0094-TUC-(LAB) 

RELEASE NUMBER:    2018-17_ Rubio-Quinonez

 

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Violent Crime
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2018-17_ Rubio-Quinonez / CR-17-0094-TUC-(LAB)
Updated February 27, 2018