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Safford Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Assault by Strangulation

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

TUCSON, Ariz. – Thomas Esquivias Ramirez, 31, of Safford, Arizona, was sentenced last week by United States District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Ramirez pleaded guilty to Assault by Strangling an Intimate Partner and a Dating Partner. 

Ramirez, an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, assaulted a Pascua Yaqui woman on October 9, 2021, by strangling her and impeding her breathing. The offense occurred on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation in Tucson, Arizona.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Pascua Yaqui Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant United States Attorney Frances M. Kreamer Hope and Special Assistant United States Attorney Madelynn Franklin, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.


CASE NUMBER:           CR-22-1815-TUC-JGZ
RELEASE NUMBER:    2023-119_Ramirez

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Zach J. Stoebe
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Updated August 4, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2023-119_Ramirez