Contact: Captain Eben Bratcher, Lt. Darren Simmons, Deputy Roxanne Meyer or Alfonso Zavala
Phone: (928) 783-4427
DR# 2013-47907

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2:30 PM, June 26, 2013



Aggravated Assault
***UPDATE***

 

Location of Incident: 4500 E. Levee Road (Confluence) - Yuma, AZ


UPDATE #2:
On June 26, 2013, at approximately 5:20 a.m., the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and the Criminal Investigation Bureau served a high risk search warrant in the 900 block of West Solana Drive. The following suspects have been arrested and booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center.

Suspect 1: Benjamin Castro, 21, of Yuma, for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault

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Benjamin Castro

Suspect 2: Sergio Castro, 24, of Yuma, for Hindering Prosecution

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Sergio Castro

Suspect 3: Iris Silva, 21, of Yuma, for Hindering Prosecution

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Iris Silva

Subjects Matthew Jimenez and Jesse Ramirez, previously identified as persons of interest in this case, have been contacted by investigators.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (928) 783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.

UPDATE - 06/12/2013:
Yuma County Sheriff’s Investigators have identified two subjects as persons of interest in this case.

Subject 1: Matthew Jimenez also goes by the nickname “Sapo”. He is described as a Hispanic male, 26 years old, approximately 5’06” tall and 150 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes.

Matthew Jimenez
Matthew Jimenez

Subject 2: Jesse Ramirez is described as a Hispanic male, 25 years old, approximately 6’00” tall and 180 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

Jesse Ramirez
Jesse Ramirez

The male subject who suffered a stab wound, previously thought to be a victim in this case, has been identified as a potential suspect and may face criminal charges in this incident.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation or know the location of Jimenez or Ramirez is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (928) 783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:
On June 9, 2013 at approximately 7:23 p.m., the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a shooting disturbance at the confluence area located at approximately 4 ½ E and the levee road. Witnesses reported a large number of people fighting in the area, along with reports of gunshots.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered that one male subject had been stabbed sustaining life-threatening injuries while another four subjects had sustained minor injuries. The male victim was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center. All suspects had fled the scene prior to the deputies’ arrival.

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office investigators are actively searching for two Hispanic males in their mid 20’s that may have been involved in the disturbance.

Anyone that may have witnessed the disturbance at the confluence is asked to contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 783-4427, or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.

Information Released By: A. Zavala, PIO