ARIZONA NEWS

Phoenix man gets 4 years in prison for assaulting federal officer during human trafficking arrest

May 10, 2023, 4:00 PM

(Pexels Photo)...

(Pexels Photo)

(Pexels Photo)

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man was sentenced last week to four years in prison for assaulting a federal officer during a human trafficking arrest, authorities said.

Brandon Hall, 33, pleaded guilty on assault charges after almost hitting a Border Patrol agent who was on foot attempting to pull over the truck he was driving in southern Arizona that was carrying seven migrants, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.

Hall, after letting the migrants out of the vehicle, drove away and hit speeds of nearly 90 mph on a chase in the area.

Hall and his passenger in the vehicle, 41-year-old Martina Vega, were eventually found and arrested.

Vega was sentenced in February to 15 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for her role.

Hall will also have three years of supervised release after serving his prison sentence.

Border Patrol conducted the investigation in the case.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Split panel image showing the members of Slightly Stupid across the top and Dirty Heads across the ...

Kevin Stone

Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid to wrap up Slightly Dirty Summer Tour in Phoenix

Alt-reggae comrades Dirty Heads and Slightly Stoopid are teaming up in 2024 on the appropriately titled Slightly Dirty Summer Tour, which wraps up in Phoenix.

2 hours ago

This month's KTAR’s community spotlight shines on Helios Education Foundation and its mission to ...

KTAR.com

Helios Education Foundation aims to accelerate progress in early literacy across Arizona

This month's KTAR’s community spotlight shines on Helios Education Foundation and its mission to accelerate progress in early literacy across Arizona.

3 hours ago

Saul Ballardo was sentenced to 26 years in prison after he shot at officers in the West Valley. (Ma...

KTAR.com

West Valley man sentenced to 26 years in prison for targeted shootings at law enforcement

A West Valley man was sentenced to 26 years in prison after he shot at multiple members of law enforcement, authorities announced Monday.

4 hours ago

side by side of Robert Robbins and crowds of people....

SuElen Rivera

UArizona President Robert Robbins to take pay cut amid budget crisis

After leadership changes, the newly elected chair of the state university's governing board plans to cut the salary of UArizona's president.

6 hours ago

A person fell down a well in Chandler on March 4, 2024. (Pexels Photo)...

KTAR.com

Person injured after falling 15 feet into well in Chandler

A person was injured after falling 15 feet into a dry well in an empty field in Chandler on Monday morning, authorities said.

7 hours ago

Blurry photo of an ambulance with lights on at night...

KTAR.com

Impairment believed to be a factor in fatal weekend collision in north Phoenix

One man is dead and another is in the hospital after a collision involving two passenger vehicles and a parked city bus in north Phoenix.

8 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Avoid a potential emergency and get your home’s heating and furnace safety checked

With the weather getting colder throughout the Valley, the best time to make sure your heating is all up to date is now. 

(KTAR News Graphic)...

Boys & Girls Clubs

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.

...

Canvas Annuity

Interest rates may have peaked. Should you buy a CD, high-yield savings account, or a fixed annuity?

Interest rates are the highest they’ve been in decades, and it looks like the Fed has paused hikes. This may be the best time to lock in rates for long-term, low-risk financial products like fixed annuities.

Phoenix man gets 4 years in prison for assaulting federal officer during human trafficking arrest