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Mescalero Man Pleads Guilty to Assault

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Garrick Richard Shendo-Herrera pled guilty in federal court to assault with intent to commit another felony. Shendo-Herrera, 36, of Mescalero, and an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.

In his plea agreement, Shendo-Herrera admitted that on May 16, 2023, he assaulted Jane Doe in a car parked in the driveway of his residence.

At sentencing, Shendo-Herrera faces 10 years in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

The Las Cruces Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau Investigation investigated this case with assistance from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Eliot Neal is prosecuting the case.

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Updated January 18, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 24-22