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Sells Man Sentenced to 33 Months for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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

     TUCSON, Ariz. – On February 3, 2020, Orlando Lester Aguilla, of Sells, Ariz., was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Raner Collins to 33 months’ imprisonment to be followed by three years’ supervised release.  Aguilla had previously pleaded guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

     On March 14, 2017, the victim attempted to break up a domestic fight in which Aguilla was involved.  Aguilla, who was intoxicated, picked up a large shovel and struck the victim on the back of the head, causing a four-inch laceration.  Aguilla and the victim are both enrolled members of the Tohono O’odham Nation.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Tohono O’odham Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Micah Schmit, District of Arizona, Tucson.

Updated February 10, 2020

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2020-019_Aguilla/CR-18-0396