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Bosque Farms man arraigned for assault, firearms charges in Indian Country

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

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Everett Paquin, 58, of Bosque Farms, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta, was arraigned today in federal court on a three-count indictment of assault with a deadly weapon, witness tampering and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. A federal grand jury indicted Paquin on April 22. Paquin will remain detained pending trial.

            According to the indictment, on or about Dec. 31, 2020, in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, on the Pueblo of Isleta, Paquin allegedly assaulted the victim, known in court records as Jane Doe, with a knife. Jane Doe is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta. Paquin also allegedly prevented Jane Doe from contacting the police.

When police made contact with Paquin after the assault, he was allegedly in possession of a loaded firearm. As a previously convicted felon, Paquin cannot legally possess a firearm or ammunition.

            An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Paquin faces up to 20 years in prison.

            The Isleta Police Department investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Flores is prosecuting the case.

Updated May 20, 2021

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 21-96