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Laguna Pueblo Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Federally Deputized Tribal Police Officer

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

ALBUQUERQUE –Gregory Allen Bahe, 30, a member and resident of Laguna Pueblo, was sentenced today to eight months and six days in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release for his conviction for assaulting a federal officer.  Bahe already has served 122 days in federal custody on a tribal probation violation, for an aggregate of twelve months in federal custody.

Bahe was arrested on Sept. 19, 2013, pursuant to a criminal complaint alleging that he assaulted a tribal police officer who holds a Special Law Enforcement Commission from the BIA.  Bahe subsequently was indicted and charged with two counts of assaulting a federal officer. 

According to court filings, Bahe assaulted an officer of the Laguna Pueblo Tribal Police Department on Sept. 12, 2013, when the officer responded to a call from Bahe requesting police assistance at a residence located in Laguna Pueblo in Cibola County, N.M.  When the officer was restraining Bahe for officer safety reasons, Bahe assaulted the officer by spitting at the officers on the face and head-butting the officer on the face.

On April 8, 2014, Bahe pleaded guilty to Count 1 of the indictment and admitted assaulting a federal officer who was engaged in the performance of his official duty.

The case was investigated by the Laguna/Acoma Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Laguna Pueblo Tribal Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Novaline D. Wilson.

Updated January 26, 2015