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San Felipe Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Assault Charge

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Jordan Sandoval, 34, an enrolled member and resident of San Felipe Pueblo, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an assault charge.  Sandoval entered his guilty plea without the benefit of a plea agreement.

Sandoval was arrested in April 2018, on an indictment charging him with assaulting a woman, resulting in serious bodily injury.   According to the indictment, Sandoval committed the offense on the San Felipe Pueblo in Sandoval County, N.M.

Sandoval was remanded into custody after entering his guilty plea and will remain detained pending his sentencing hearing.  At sentencing, Sandoval faces a maximum statutory penalty of ten years in federal prison.  A sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by the Southern Pueblos Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Spindle is prosecuting the case. 

Updated September 11, 2018

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