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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sandia Pueblo Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Assaulting Tribal Police Officer

ALBUQUERQUE – Ricardo Lamagna, 21, a member and resident of Sandia Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 18 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for assaulting a tribal police officer with a dangerous weapon conviction.

Lamagna was arrested on Aug. 8, 2014, on a criminal complaint charging Lamagna with assaulting an officer of the Pueblo of Sandia Tribal Police Department with a dangerous weapon in the early hours of Aug. 5, 2014.  The assault occurred on Sandia Pueblo in Bernalillo County, N.M., after the tribal officer responded to a domestic violence call from Lamagna’s residence.  The tribal police officer was not injured.

On Dec. 16, 2014, Lamagna entered a guilty plea to a felony information charging him with assault with a deadly weapon.  In entering the guilty plea, he admitted assaulting a tribal officer of the Sandia Pueblo Tribal Police Department with a handgun on Aug. 5, 2014, in Indian Country in Sandia Pueblo.

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

Updated June 25, 2015