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Scottsdale Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Assault

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

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Lawrence Lorenzo Blackshire, 39, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was sentenced earlier this month by U.S. District Judge Susan Brnovich to eight years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. A jury previously convicted Blackshire of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury of an Intimate Partner, Simple Assault, and Unlawful Imprisonment.

On September 11, 2018, on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Blackshire assaulted the victim. The assault resulted in the victim having a broken nose and various contusions on her head and body. Blackshire prevented the victim from leaving the residence for approximately twelve hours. Blackshire is an enrolled member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Sharon Sexton, Assistant U.S. Attorney and Kevin Pooley, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:            CR-19-1033-PHX-SMB
RELEASE NUMBER:    2021- 053_Blackshire

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Updated August 23, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 2021-053_Blackshire