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Prior Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Federal Child Pornography Charge

JULY 11, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE – Brian Williams, 21, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., pleaded guilty this morning to a federal assault charge under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Williams was arrested on Jan. 13, 2013, based on a criminal complaint charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon after he brandished a firearm at and threatened two car hops who were working at a Sonic Restaurant in Shiprock. 

During this morning’s proceedings, Williams admitted assaulting two women at the Sonic Restaurant in Shiprock on Jan. 12, 2013, by pointing a semi-automatic pistol at them and telling them to “watch out” because he would be back.  According to his plea agreement, Williams assaulted the victims because he was upset over his beverage order.

Williams has been in federal custody since his arrest and remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.  At sentencing, Williams faces a maximum possible penalty of ten years in prison.

This case was investigated by the Shiprock office of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle T. Nayback


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