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Isleta Pueblo Man Sentenced to Federal
Prison for Assault Conviction

May 13, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE – Louie Valdez, 51, was sentenced this morning to 27 months in federal prison for his assault conviction.  Valdez will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence.  He also was ordered to pay a fine of $1,547 and a special penalty assessment of $100.

Valdez, a member of Isleta Pueblo who resides in Bosque Farms, N.M., was indicted in Nov. 2012, and charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon.  According to the indictment, Valdez seriously injured a man by running over him with a vehicle on Aug. 10, 2011, in a location within Isleta Pueblo. 

On Jan. 17, 2014, Valdez pled guilty to Count 1 of the indictment charging him with assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  In his plea agreement, Valdez admitted that on Aug. 10, 2011, he intentionally drove his pickup truck over the victim and the victim suffered serious injuries as a result of the assault.

This case was investigated by the Southern Pueblos Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services with assistance from the Isleta Pueblo Tribal Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul H. Spiers.

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