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Southern District of Mississippi

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Philadelphia Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault with Intent to Commit Murder

Jackson, Miss - Ruben Cruz, 26, originally of Philadelphia, Mississippi, was sentenced on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III, to 180 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for assault with intent to commit murder and the use of a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway.

The assault took place on the Choctaw Indian Reservation located near Philadelphia, Mississippi.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Choctaw Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Lemon prosecuted the case.

Updated July 14, 2016