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Tucson man sentenced for assault, nearly bit woman's lip off

Posted at 2:04 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 17:04:25-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Today a Tucson man was sentenced to 27 months in prison for violently assaulting his dating partner during a dispute, causing serious injury.

Per a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Arizona, on August 26, 2016, Tohono O’odham Police Department officers responded to a domestic violence call in the San Xavier District.

Upon arriving at the residence, officers found a woman in severe pain with a "severely lacerated lip" that was "hanging by a small piece of skin."

The woman told investigators that 26-year-old Brian Xavier Olive was in an argument with her before he threw her down on the bed, used one hand to choked her and then bit her bottom lip.

The press release said that Oliver's sentence will be followed by a term of three years supervised release, and that he is a Tohono O'odham member.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and detectives from the Tohono O’odham Nation Police Department handled this case.