Nogales man to serve more than three years for pulling gun on Border Patrol officers

2014-01-29T18:00:00Z 2014-01-30T08:22:02Z Nogales man to serve more than three years for pulling gun on Border Patrol officersArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A Nogales man who fled from U.S. Customs and Border Protections officers, then threatened them with a gun was sentenced to more than three years in prison.

U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Daniel Alberto Silva to 40 months in federal prison following a guilty plea to two counts of assault on a federal officer.

Border Patrol agents became suspicious of Silva in August in connection with possible smuggling of illegal immigrants across the border in Nogales.

Agents stopped Silva on a downtown Nogales street to speak with him.

Silva initially spoke with agents willingly but fled when they attempted to speak with him a second time, according to court documents.

The agents followed him in their vehicle. During the pursuit, Silva pointed a handgun at the agents. He then dropped the gun and continued to run from the agents, who later located and arrested him.

Patrick McNamara

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