- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 13, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - An inmate at the Pima County Jail has been convicted of assaulting a corrections officer.

County prosecutors say a March 22 status conference is scheduled to discuss sentencing for Niger Noriega.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Noriega was a jail inmate in September 2018 when a corrections officer told him he needed to return to his cell.

Prosecutors say Noriega attacked the officer, repeatedly punching him in the face and breaking his nose.

A jury convicted Noriega of aggravated assault on an officer, causing temporary but substantial disfigurement.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.tucson.com

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