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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Jicarilla man sentenced to two years in prison for assault

         ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Ronnie Tiznado, 47, of Dulce, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe, was sentenced on June 14 in federal court to two years in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Indian Country. Tiznado pleaded guilty on Feb. 27, 2020.

         According to his plea agreement, Tiznado assaulted the victim on June 2, 2019, in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. Tiznado admitted to throwing the victim to the ground and hitting her with his fists.  The victim suffered serious bodily injuries as a result of the assault.

         Upon his release from prison, Tiznado will be subject to three years of supervised release.

         The FBI investigated this case with assistance from the Jicarilla Apache Police Department. Assistant U.S Attorney Frederick T. Mendenhall is prosecuting the case.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated June 16, 2021