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Mescalero man charged with 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 that Danny Deron Morgan made an initial appearance in federal court on March 14 on a criminal complaint charging him with assault of an intimate partner by strangling in Indian Country. Morgan, 50, of Mescalero, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, will remain in custody pending trial, which has not been scheduled.

According to the criminal complaint, on Feb. 20, Morgan allegedly assaulted a victim, identified as Jane Doe, by attempting to strangle them in Otero County, New Mexico, within the bounds of the Mescalero Apache Tribe.

A complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Morgan faces up to 10 years in prison.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Eliot Neal is prosecuting the case.

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Updated March 15, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-50