Casa Grande man sentenced to 12 years for multiple offenses

(FLORENCE, AZ) - A Casa Grande man has been sentenced to a dozen years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for multiple cases which include aggravated assault, misconduct involving weapons and unlawful flight.

On November 14, 2022, Pinal County Superior Court Judge Christopher O’Neil sentenced Francisco Diego, 36, to 12 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections.

This sentence involves three cases. Diego pled guilty to Aggravated Assault, a class 6 designated domestic violence felony; Misconduct Involving Weapons, a class 4 felony; Unlawful Flight, a class 5 felony and Disorderly Conduct with a Weapon, a class 6 dangerous domestic violence felony.

This sentence spanned multiple cases, including an incident in September 2021 where Diego was involved in a vehicle pursuit with law enforcement, failed to stop for an attempted traffic stop, struck a concrete ditch and fled from the vehicle, according to court documents. Several of his belongings were recovered from the vehicle, as well as a handgun. Diego is a prohibited firearm possessor.