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Arizona Man Charged with Domestic Violence

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Norbert Michael Tsosie appeared in federal court on an indictment charging him with assault of intimate partner by strangulation or suffocation. Tsosie, 31, of Tsalie, Arizona, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, will remain in custody pending trial.

According to court documents, Tsosie assaulted his intimate partner, Jane Doe, by strangling and attempting to suffocate her.

An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Tsosie faces up to 10 years imprisonment and up to 3 years of supervised release thereafter.

The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with the assistance of the Jicarilla Apache Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Bell is prosecuting the case.

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Updated October 10, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-243