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Laguna Pueblo Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Kyle L. Mansfield, 26, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo who resides in Casa Blanca, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 37 months in prison for his conviction on an assault charge. Mansfield will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.


Mansfield was arrested on May 12, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon, a firearm, and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. According to the complaint, Mansfield shot the victim in the leg while driving past the victim’s residence. Mansfield committed the crime on May 9, 2016, on the Laguna Indian Reservation in Cibola County, N.M.


On Aug. 26, 2016, Mansfield pled guilty to a felony information charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon. In entering the guilty plea, Mansfield admitted that on May 9, 2016, he fired six or more shots from a pistol toward the ground in the direction of the victim with the intention of injuring the victim.


This case was investigated by the Laguna Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Pueblo of Laguna Tribal Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Murphy.

Updated February 21, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime