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Santa Ana Pueblo Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Assault Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Jayleen Armijo, 30, a member and resident of Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release for her conviction on an assault charge.

Armijo was indicted in Feb. 2013, and charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  According to the indictment, Armijo assaulted a woman on Dec. 20, 2012, in a location within the Santa Ana Pueblo.  The victim sustained a broken orbital socket, a broken nose and over a dozen bite wounds which left permanent scars as a result of the assault.

On August 29, 2013, Armijo entered a guilty plea without the benefit of a plea agreement and admitted assaulting the victim on Dec. 20, 2013.  Armijo further admitted that the victim sustained serious injuries as a result of the assault.

This case was investigated by the Southern Pueblos Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Santa Ana Tribal Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Mysliwiec.

Updated January 26, 2015