Woman Involved in assault and possession of stolen firearm captured

CBS26 reported the apprehension of a 23-year-old woman, Pamela Esquivias, by the Maricopa Police Department.

CBS26 reported the apprehension of a 23-year-old woman, Pamela Esquivias, by the Maricopa Police Department. The arrest followed allegations of assault against her sister and the discovery of a stolen firearm in her possession. This incident unfolded at a residence on West Costa Blanca Drive in Tortosa around 10:30 p.m. after authorities received a distress call reporting an ongoing assault involving a potentially armed individual.

Responding officers were informed that Esquivias, the sister of the purported victim, was displaying erratic behavior and was possibly armed. The caller, concerned for the safety of the alleged victim, detailed Esquivias’s aggressive actions and the presence of a firearm believed to be in her possession, located within her vehicle parked in the driveway.

Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement secured the safety of the alleged victim and her son. The victim recounted an altercation initiated by Esquivias, detailing an alarming account of her sister’s aggression, including an attempt to strangle her. The child present at the scene corroborated the incident, confirming the assault on their mother.

Authorities conducted a search of Esquivias’s Porsche and discovered a firearm, which subsequent investigation confirmed as reported stolen from Phoenix, as documented by law enforcement records.

During a subsequent interrogation, Esquivias admitted to the physical altercation, confirming the victim’s account of the assault. She claimed to have acquired the firearm through an Instagram contact at the Arizona Mills mall in Tempe, professing ignorance regarding its stolen status.

Subsequently, Esquivias faced multiple charges, including two felony counts of aggravated assault, domestic violence, and possession of a stolen firearm. Additional charges included misdemeanor disorderly conduct and a warrant issued by the Maricopa Stanfield Court. The severity of the charges levied against her could potentially result in a prison sentence exceeding 11 years. Esquivias was remanded to the Pinal County jail pending further legal proceedings.

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