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Man from Pinehill, New Mexico pleads guilty to assault and firearms charges in Indian Country

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

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Harrington Alonzo, 34, of Pinehill, New Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court in Albuquerque on January 6 to charges of assault with a dangerous weapon in Indian Country, and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and possessing and discharging the firearm in furtherance of such crime.

            A grand jury previously returned an indictment against Alonzo on May 22, 2019.

            According to Alonzo’s plea agreement, he committed this crime in Cibola County on April 24, 2019.  Alonzo unlawfully assaulted a Navajo Nation police officer by shooting at the officer with a semiautomatic handgun.  The officer was responding to a domestic dispute between Alonzo and his girlfriend.  Alonzo is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation where this crime occurred. Alonzo is currently in custody pending sentencing. 

           The Gallup resident office of the FBI and the Ramah Navajo Police Department investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Novaline D. Wilson is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 27, 2020

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 20-003