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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Isleta Pueblo Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Assault Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Felipe Lucero, 25, an enrolled member of the Isleta Pueblo who resides in Los Lunas, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 33 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on 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.


On Nov. 14, 2016, 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 towards the victim and hitting him with an open car door.


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 prosecuted the case.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated February 9, 2017