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Corpus Christi Man Sentenced for Assault at JBSA-Lackland

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

SAN ANTONIO – A Corpus Christi man was sentenced today to 33 months in federal prison for assaulting a female on Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland.

According to court records, on November 28, 2020, Robert Allen Cavazos, 51, and a woman were arguing in an RV located in the housing area of Lackland.  When the woman tried to leave, Cavazos grabbed her arm and pulled her into the RV and blocked the door.  The woman continued to try and leave but Cavazos kept pushing her and throwing her to the floor.  At one point Cavazos put her in a choke hold.  He also put his hands around her neck in order to strangle her.  The woman was eventually able to get away and contacted Security Forces about the assault.

On August 17, 2021, Cavazos was found guilty by U.S. District Judge Jason K. Pulliam of assault.

U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff of the Western District of Texas and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs made the announcement.

The FBI investigated the case.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany Miller prosecuted the case.


Updated December 1, 2021

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