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Man convicted in deputy-involved shooting near I-10 and Ruthrauff sentenced

Posted at 7:26 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 11:17:16-04

A man convicted of being involved in a 2016 deputy-involved shooting was sentenced Monday.

David Allen White was sentenced to serve a total of 25 years in prison for various charges, including three counts of aggravated assault and robbery. The sentence was part of a plea bargain.

In December 2016, the Pima County Sheriff's Department has arrested White and Stacey Lynn Lastella in connection with the shooting.

Lastella was sentenced Sept. 10 to 110 days in Pima County Jail, effectively for time served. She pleaded guilty to attempted burglary as part of a plea deal. Lastella is also on probation from a drug possession charge she pleaded guilty to in April.

Authorities say it started when deputies responded to a strong-arm style robbery at 2 p.m. where a bike was stolen from a child in the 1600 block of W. Gleaming Moon Lane.

White pushed the child to the ground according to deputies.

Deputies located the suspect's vehicle near I-10 and El Camino Del Cerro and attempted a traffic stop. 

The two suspects then fled into a desert area near the Santa Cruz wash and White pointed a handgun at deputies and fired an unknown number of shots.

A deputy fired at least one shot in response.

White has been charged with robbery, aggravated robbery, and two counts of aggravated assault. 

He was also charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery, and aggravated assault in connection to a Marana Police Department case. 

Lastella has been charged with aggravated robbery in connection to the deputy-involved shooting incident. 

She was also charged with aggravated robbery in connection to a Marana Police Department case. 

Both have been booked into the Pima County Jail for their charges. 

PCSD says through a search warrant and crime scene processing, detectives were able to locate four BB guns and other items of evidence linking the suspects to both cases.

Air patrol, K9 units, Tucson Police, Marana Police and Highway Patrol all assisted in the search for the suspects.