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Sacaton Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Domestic Violence

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

                 PHOENIX – On May 26, 2015, Roberto Miguel Nanez, 31, of Sacaton, Ariz., a member of the Gila River Indian Tribe, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 57 months in prison. Nanez previously pleaded guilty to domestic assault by a habitual offender.

                 Over the course of 2 days, from Feb. 5-6, 2014, within the Gila River Indian Community, Nanez beat his girlfriend causing bruises over her entire body.  Among other things, he choked her with an electrical cord.  Prior to this assault, the defendant had been twice convicted of domestic violence.

                 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-14-00749-PHX-GMS

RELEASE NUMBER:   2015-041_ Nanez

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Updated May 27, 2015

Press Release Number: CR-14-00749-PHX-GMS