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Laguna Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Assault Charge

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Bradford Day, 40, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo who resides in Laguna, N.M., pleaded guilty this morning to an assault resulting in serious bodily injury charge.

Day was arrested on May 6, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging him assault with a deadly weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  According to the complaint, Day assaulted a member of the Acoma Pueblo on April 26, 2014, in a location within Acoma Pueblo in Cibola County, N.M.  The complaint alleges that in the early morning hours of April 26, 2014, Day assaulted the victim by throwing a full pint of beer at the victim’s face, causing the victim to suffer bruises, cuts and the loss of three teeth. 

During today’s proceedings, Day entered a guilty to a felony information charging him with assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  Day admitted assaulting the victim on April 26, 2014, by throwing an unopened bottle of beer at the victim and knocking out three of the victim’s teeth.

At sentencing Day faces a statutory maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison.  His sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.  The maximum potential sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided for informational purposes only.  The sentence imposed will be determined by the court.

This case was investigated by the Laguna/Acoma Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Acoma Tribal Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney David Adams is prosecuting this case.

Updated January 26, 2015