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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Jicarilla Apache Man Sentenced for Federal Assault Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Christian Quintana, 20, an enrolled member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation who resides in Dulce, N.M., was sentenced this morning in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his federal assault conviction.

Quintana was arrested on March 2, 2015, on an indictment charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  The crimes charged in the indictment took place on July 19, 2014, on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in Rio Arriba County, N.M.

On Oct. 27, 2015, Quintana pled guilty to the assault with a dangerous weapon charge.  In entering the guilty plea, Quintana admitted that on July 19, 2014, he stabbed the victim with a knife during a physical confrontation. 

This case was investigated by the Jicarilla Apache Tribal Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Adams.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated May 11, 2016