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Laguna Man Pleads Guilty to Assault

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced that Andres Nathaniel Harjo pled guilty to assault. Harjo, 25, of Laguna and an enrolled member of Laguna Pueblo, will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

According to court documents, on February 15, 2020, Harjo assaulted the victim, Jane Doe, at their shared residence and only stopped when his actions were interrupted by a third individual.

At sentencing, Harjo faces up to 10 years in prison.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated this case with assistance from the Pueblo of Laguna Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Alexander F. Flores is prosecuting the case.

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Updated September 6, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-206