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Monday, November 14, 2016

Isleta Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Assault Charge

ALBUQUERQUE – Felipe Lucero, 25, an enrolled member of the Isleta Pueblo who resides in Los Lunas, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an assault charge.

Lucero was arrested on May 12, 2016, on an indictment charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon, a vehicle, and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  According to the indictment, Lucero committed the crimes on Dec. 27, 2015, on the Isleta Pueblo in Valencia County, N.M.

During today’s proceedings, Lucero pled guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and admitted that on Dec. 27, 2015, he injured the victim by intentionally driving a motor vehicle into the victim.

At sentencing, Lucero faces a statutory maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison.  He remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by the Southern Pueblos Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Spindle is prosecuting the case.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated November 14, 2016