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Navajo Woman from Farmington Sentenced for Assault Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Thelda Frank, 42, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Farmington, N.M., was sentenced today to a year of supervised release for her assault conviction.

            Frank was arrested in Jan. 2013, based on an indictment charging her with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  According to the indictment, Frank assaulted a man with a knife on July 27, 2011, in a location within the Navajo Indian Reservation. 

On Sept. 25, 2013, Frank pleaded guilty to a felony information charging her with assault, and Frank admitted stabbing a man in the abdomen with a knife on July 27, 2011.

            This case was investigated by the Farmington office of the FBI and the Shiprock office of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacob A. Wishard.

Updated January 26, 2015