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Taos Pueblo Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Assault Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Phillip Martinez, Jr., 59, a member and resident of Taos Pueblo, was sentenced today to 27 months in federal prison for his assault conviction.  Martinez will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.
Martinez was arrested in Oct. 2013, on an indictment charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon.  According to the indictment, Martinez assaulted another Taos Pueblo man with a stick in the Pueblo of Taos on April 29, 2013.

On June 9, 2014, Martinez pled guilty to a felony information charging him with assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  In entering his guilty plea, Martinez acknowledged that the victim suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the assault.

This case was investigated by the Northern Pueblos Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elaine Y. Ramirez.

Updated January 26, 2015