On August 1st Jose Carmen Rivera-Leija was sentenced in the 2012 forcible sexual assault of a then 14-year-old girl that occurred at a party in Yuma County. After spending 3 years and 19 days evading capture, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Rivera in Kingfisher, Oklahoma on July 20th, 2015. Rivera’s capture was the product of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office’s participation as a member of the US Marshals Colorado Violent Offender Task Force, which they joined in September of 2014. Continue Reading »
UPDATE: Pedro Avalos-Moreno was apprehended in Yuma in the evening hours of 8/1/16 as part of a multi-agency operation.
In February of this year the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office brought Francisco Villa Archuleta back to Yuma County in response to a warrant for his arrest on multiple felony charges. The original case, filed by the Yuma Police Department in May of 2015, involved the alleged sexual assault of a young boy. Continue Reading »