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Sandia Pueblo Man Charged with Assaulting Tribal Police Officer

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Ricardo Lamagna, 21, a member and resident of Sandia Pueblo, made his initial appearance in federal court this morning on a criminal complaint charging him with assaulting a tribal police officer with a deadly weapon.  Lamagna remains in custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for Aug. 11, 2014.
The criminal complaint alleges that Lamagna assaulted an officer of the Pueblo of Sandia Tribal Police Department in the early hours of Aug. 5, 2014, by firing a gun in the vicinity of the tribal officer in the Pueblo of Sandia.  According to the complaint, the alleged assault occurred after the tribal officer responded to a domestic violence call from Lamagna’s residence.  The tribal officer was not injured.

If convicted on the offense charged in the criminal complaint, Lamagna faces up to 18 months in prison.  Charges in criminal complaints are merely accusations and criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI with assistance from the Pueblo of Sandia Tribal Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Adams.

Updated January 26, 2015