TUCSON – On Feb. 3, Orlando Lester Aguilla, of Sells, was sentenced by U.S. Arizona District Judge Raner Collins to 33 months’ imprisonment to be followed by three years’ supervised release for an assault using a shovel.
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.