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Navajo man pleads guilty to assaulting child in Indian Country

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

           ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Kevin Ernest Lewis, 31, of Albuquerque, New Mexico pleaded guilty in federal court in Albuquerque on Feb. 6 to one count of assault of a minor resulting in substantial bodily injury.

           In Lewis’s plea agreement, he admitted to committing the offense on the Navajo Nation in McKinley County on May 28, 2019.  Lewis hit his girlfriend while she was holding their four-month-old daughter.  As a result of the attack, Lewis knocked the child to the ground causing the child to suffer a skull fracture and bleeding to the brain.  

           Lewis is currently in custody pending sentencing.  He will receive a sentence of 5 years in prison under the terms of his plea agreement. 

           The Navajo Nation Tribal Police Department investigated this case.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison Jaros is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 27, 2020

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 20-015