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Man charged with domestic assault in Indian Country

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 today that Steven Williams was charged by complaint with assault with a deadly weapon and assault by strangulation. Williams, 28, of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, appeared in federal court today for a detention hearing and will remain in custody pending trial, which has not yet been scheduled.

According to the criminal complaint, over the course of three days in February, Williams allegedly beat his pregnant girlfriend, identified in court records as Jane Doe, so badly she needed immediate medical care at San Juan Regional Medical Center. Jane Doe’s injuries included a broken hand, severe bruising, and  knife wounds to her neck, arms, and hands.

A complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Williams faces up to twenty years in prison.

The FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Jicarilla Apache Police Department. Special Assistant United States Attorney Mark A. Probasco is prosecuting the case.

Anyone experiencing domestic violence or who knows someone experiencing domestic violence can reach an advocate at the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). In New Mexico, the Domestic Violence Resource Center is available by telephone at (505) 843-9123 or online at

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Updated February 22, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-34