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Arizona man sentenced to prison for kidnapping, assault and firearm offenses

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 16:34:24-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — An Arizona man has been sentenced to prison for kidnapping, assault and firearm offenses, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Arizona.

On January 21, 2021, 43-year-old Daniel Escalante of Tucson was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

On August 28, 2019, he previously pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping, three counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, prosecutors say.

On May 31, 2018, federal prosecutors say he held a Tohono O’Odham minor hostage in a home in Sells, where he hit the minor with a baseball bat, cut the minor with a knife and strangled the minor until she was unconscious.

During that time he also was in possession of a firearm, but was prohibited from possessing one due to a previous felony conviction.