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District of New Mexico

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Acoma Pueblo Man Sentenced For Misdemeanor Assault Charge

ALBUQUERQUE – Eric J. Louis, Jr., 35, a member and resident of Acoma Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced this morning in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to a two-year term of probation for his misdemeanor assault conviction.

Louis was arrested in Aug. 2013, on a criminal complaint alleging that he assaulted an officer of the Acoma Pueblo Tribal Police Department who responded to a domestic violence call at a residence within Acoma Pueblo.  When the officer attempted to arrest Louis for disorderly conduct and intoxication, Louis assaulted the officer by wrestling with the officer and attempting to get the officer’s taser.

Louis was subsequently indicted on Sept. 10, 2013, and charged with committing an assault with a dangerous weapon on Aug. 14, 2013, in Cibola County, N.M.

On Aug. 8, 2014, Louis entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor information charging him with assault by striking, beating or wounding, and admitted that he assaulted a tribal officer by striking him. 

The case was investigated by the Laguna Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle T. Nayback.

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Updated April 17, 2015