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Tohono O’odham Man Sentenced to More Than Two Years in Prison for Stabbing of a Sells Man

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 27, 2014
  • District of Arizona (602) 514-7500

TUCSON, AZ—On January 24, 2014, Darrell Scott Ortega, 26, of Tucson, Arizona, a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to 28 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Ortega pled guilty on July 23, 2013, to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

This case involved the November 5, 2011 stabbing of a Sells man, also a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation. The victim was at a social gathering at a residence in the Village of Kaka when Ortega stabbed the victim in the abdomen.

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