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District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 11, 2019

Tohono O’odham Tribal Member Sentenced to Prison for Assault by Strangulation and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

     TUCSON, Ariz. – On March 11, 2019, Brian Xavier Oliver, 26, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Soto to 27 months’ imprisonment to be followed by a term of three years supervised release.  Oliver previously pleaded guilty to assault of an intimate and dating partner by strangulation and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  

 

      On Aug. 28, 2016, Tohono O’odham Police Department officers responded to a residence in the San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation regarding a domestic violence assault.  Officers found the victim in severe pain with a severely lacerated lip that was hanging by a small piece of skin.  She stated that during an argument she had with Oliver, he threw her down on the bed, choked her with one hand, and then bit her bottom lip.   

 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and detectives from the Tohono O’odham Nation Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Raquel Arellano and Stefani K. Hepford, District of Arizona, Tucson.

 

CASE NUMBER:            CR-18-00106-TUC-JAS 

RELEASE NUMBER:    2019-030_Oliver

 

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TUCSON, Ariz. – On March 11, 2019, Brian Xavier Oliver, 26, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Soto to 27 months’ imprisonment to be followed by a term of three years supervised release.  Oliver previously pleaded guilty to assault of an intimate and dating partner by strangulation and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

 

On Aug. 28, 2016, Tohono O’odham Police Department officers responded to a residence in the San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation regarding a domestic violence assault.  Officers found the victim in severe pain with a severely lacerated lip that was hanging by a small piece of skin.  She stated that during an argument she had with Oliver, he threw her down on the bed, choked her with one hand, and then bit her bottom lip.    

 

The investigation in this case was conducted by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and detectives from the Tohono O’odham Nation Police Department.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Raquel Arellano and Stefani K. Hepford, District of Arizona, Tucson.

 

CASE NUMBER:           CR-18-00106-TUC-JAS 

RELEASE NUMBER:    2019-030_Oliver

 

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For more information on the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/az/

Follow the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, on Twitter @USAO_AZ for the latest news.

 

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Press Release Number: 
2019-030_Oliver/CR-18-00106-TUC-JAS
Updated March 11, 2019