Suspect allegedly assaulted man with machete, arrested - Tucson News Now

Suspect allegedly assaulted man with machete, arrested

Sanchez (Source: KPHO) Sanchez (Source: KPHO)
Jaurequi (Source: KPHO) Jaurequi (Source: KPHO)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A man wanted for attempted first degree murder in Flagstaff has been located in California.

Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force officers arrested Luis Leyvas Sanchez in a Northern California apartment Wednesday night for a December 2012 incident in which Sanchez allegedly assaulted a man with a machete, police say.

According to a U.S. Marshals news release, Andrew Jaurequi held the man down during the incident, and he was arrested just a short time later.

The victim survived the incident but suffered severe injuries. There are no details as to why he was a target.

Deputies received information in July that Sanchez may be hiding in the San Jose area. Northern California Deputy U.S. Marshals took over the investigation and attempted to arrest him at his apartment. Sanchez reportedly refused and barricaded himself in the unit.

The San Jose Police Department SWAT Team arrived on scene and Sanchez was arrested after a short standoff.

"The brutal attack SANCHEZ participated in garnered him the full attention of the U.S. Marshals Service," David P. Gonzales, the U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona said. "SANCHEZ's flight from justice came to an abrupt end at the hands of Deputy U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement."

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