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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

MAN FROM FARMINGTON SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ASSAULT IN INDIAN COUNTRY

ALBUQUERQUE – Twaine M. Willie, 28, of Farmington, N.M. was sentenced in federal court on Monday to 30 months in prison for assault causing serious bodily injury.     

Willie previously entered a guilty plea to this offense on May 8, 2018.   In his plea agreement, Willie admitted assaulting the victim within the Jicarilla Apache Nation on January 3, 2018.  Willie pushed and beat the victim causing serious bodily injury, including a compound fracture to the victim’s leg.   The victim suffered extreme pain and needed surgery to repair his broken bones.  Willie is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.    

            The Farmington office of the FBI investigated this case with the Jicarilla Apache Police Department.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Novaline D. Wilson prosecuted the case. 

Press Release Number: 
19-64
Updated May 22, 2019