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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Albuquerque Woman Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Three Federal Employees with Deadly Weapons

Defendant Assaulted Three U.S. Postal Service Employees with Car and Firearm

ALBUQUERQUE – Jackie Herron, 25, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to assaulting three federal employees with deadly weapons.  Herron entered the guilty plea without the benefit of a plea agreement.

Herron was arrested on Feb. 22, 2018, on a three-count indictment charging her with assaulting three U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees who were engaged in their official duties in Bernalillo County, N.M. on Dec. 22, 2017.  According to the indictment, Herron assaulted the first employee by threatening to run over her and pointing a firearm at her; the second employee by threatening to run over her with a car; and the third employee by pointing a firearm at him.

At sentencing, Herron faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine.  A sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Albuquerque Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eva Fontanez and Paul Mysliwiec are prosecuting the case.

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Violent Crime
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Updated July 17, 2018