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Whiteriver Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Domestic Violence Assault

U.S. Attorney’s Office April 11, 2014
  • District of Arizona (602) 514-7500

PHOENIX—On April 8, 2014, Ronald Josh Lupe, 27, of Whiteriver, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt to 14 years’ imprisonment. Lupe pleaded guilty on December 9, 2013 to two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

During Lupe’s approximately two-year relationship with his girlfriend, he physically abused her on multiple occasions. The victim was hospitalized a number of times as a result of Lupe’s abuse, resulting in her sustaining serious bodily injury.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The prosecution was handled by Dimitra H. Sampson, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.