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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pascua Yaqui Brothers Sentenced to Prison for Aggravated Assaults on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Nation

     TUCSON, Ariz. – On February 10, 2016, Steven Gabriel North, 33, of Tucson, Ariz., and a member of the Pascua Yaqui Indian Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Soto to serve 63 months in prison for aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.  On February 18, 2016, Antonio Ruben North, 30, also of Tucson, Ariz., and a member of the Pascua Yaqui Indian Nation, and brother and co-defendant of Steven Gabriel North, was sentenced by Judge Soto to serve 28 months in prison for aiding and abetting his brother in committing aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.  Both defendants had previously pleaded guilty to these offenses.

      On July 25, 2014, Steven Gabriel North stabbed four victims with a knife during an altercation.  Antonio Ruben North aided his brother in committing the stabbings by physically fighting with the victims. When fleeing from the scene after the altercation, the defendants ran over one of the victims with their vehicle.  All four victims suffered injuries from the assault, which occurred on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Nation.  One of the victims is also a member of the Pascua Yaqui Indian Nation.  

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pascua Yaqui Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by Angela W. Woolridge, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.

 

CASE NUMBER:           CR-15-0266-TUC-JAS   

RELEASE NUMBER:   2016-012_North

 

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CR-15-0266-TUC-JAS / 2016-012_North
Topic: 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated February 18, 2016