On Monday, April 16, 2018, Jaime Joshua Benitez, Jr., 28, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez to 30 months’ imprisonment. Benitez had previously pleaded guilty to assault with the use of a dangerous weapon.
Benitez assaulted an acquaintance, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Indian Tribe, on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation by striking him on the head with a simulated gun during a robbery of the victim.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Pascua Yaqui Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Raquel Arellano, Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Kendrick A. Wilson, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.