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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sanostee, N.M., Man Sentenced to Prison for Aggravated Burglary Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Donovan Isiah Sisco, 19, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Sanostee, N.M., was sentenced this afternoon to 18 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release for his aggravated burglary conviction.  Sisco also was ordered to pay $9,214.31 in restitution to the victim of his crime.

Sisco was arrested on March 1, 2013, on a criminal complaint charging him with unlawfully entering into a dwelling for the purpose of committing a felony and with committing a battery.  He subsequently was indicted and charged with aggravated burglary and assault with intent to commit aggravated burglary in a residence located on the Navajo Indian Reservation on Feb. 8, 2013. 

On Sept. 18, 2013, Sisco entered his guilty plea to assault with the intention to commit an aggravated burglary.  In his plea agreement, Sisco admitted entering the victim’s home without consent and assaulting the victim by grabbing her by the hair and throwing her to the ground causing her to sustain injuries.  Sisco also admitted breaking the windows at the victim’s residence as well as the windows of her vehicle.

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 Elaine Y. Ramirez.

Updated January 26, 2015