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District of New Mexico

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Acoma Pueblo Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Assault Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Roxanne C. Lewis, 26, an enrolled member of the Acoma Pueblo who resides in Acoma, N.M., was sentenced today to a year and a day in federal prison followed by a year of supervised release for her federal assault conviction. 

Lewis was arrested on Jan. 21, 2014, on a criminal complaint alleging that she assaulted a 25-year-old Kewa Pueblo man by stabbing him with a knife.  The assault occurred in a location within Acoma Pueblo in Cibola County, N.M., on Jan. 9, 2014. 

On June 18, 2014, Lewis entered a guilty plea to a felony information charging her with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  Lewis admitted assaulting the victim with a knife during a domestic dispute.  The victim sustained three stab wounds that required medical treatment.

The case was investigated by the Laguna Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Pueblo of Acoma Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Presiliano A. Torrez. 

Updated January 26, 2015