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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Laguna Pueblo Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Assault Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Keith J. Carr, 30, a member of Laguna Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced yesterday to a year and a day in federal prison for his assault conviction.  Carr will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his term of incarceration.

Carr was arrested on Feb. 28, 2014, on an indictment charging him with assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  According to the indictment, the assault, which injured another Laguna Pueblo man, occurred on Dec. 20, 2012, within Laguna Pueblo in Cibola County, N.M. 

On June 27, 2014, Carr pled guilty to the indictment.  Carr admitted that the victim sustained serious bodily injury on Dec. 20, 2012, when Carr crashed the vehicle he was driving and in which the victim was a passenger.  According to the plea agreement, Carr was intoxicated and driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle and caused the vehicle to roll and crash. The victim sustained multiple fractures, nasal bone fractures, fracture of the pneumothorax, orbital fractures, and rib fractures as a result of the assault.
This case was investigated by the Laguna/Acoma Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul H. Spiers.

Updated January 26, 2015