ALBUQUERQUE – Anthony Shendo, 17, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Mescalero, N.M., was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to five years of probation for his burglary conviction.
Shendo pled guilty on July 15, 2015, to an information charging him with burglary. In entering the guilty plea, Shendo admitted that on Feb. 16, 2014, he entered a residence on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in Otero County, N.M., without authorization and with intent to commit a theft. In his plea agreement, Shendo voluntarily waived his right to be prosecuted as a juvenile and agreed to be prosecuted as an adult.
This case was investigated by the Mescalero Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the New Mexico State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron O. Jordan of the U.S. Attorney’s Las Cruces Branch Office prosecuted the case.