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Non-Indian Man from Taos County Sentenced for Assaulting an Indian Woman in Taos Pueblo

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Yvon Juteau, 32, a non-Indian man who resides in Rancho de Taos, N.M., was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 30 months in prison for his conviction on an assault charge. Juteau will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.


Juteau was arrested on Sept. 23, 2016, on an indictment charging him with assaulting an Indian man and an Indian woman resulting in serious bodily injury on July 10, 2013, on Taos Pueblo in Taos County, N.M.


On May 10, 2017, Juteau pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on July 10, 2013, he drove a motor vehicle recklessly, causing a crash that seriously injured an Indian woman.


This case was investigated by the Northern Pueblos Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Taos Pueblo Tribal Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Spindle.


Updated September 1, 2017

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime