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Two Grey Hills, N.M., Man Sentenced to a Year and a Day in Prison for Federal Assault Conviction

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

ALBUQUERQUE – This morning a federal judge in Albuquerque sentenced Travis Cohoe, 44, a member and resident of Navajo Nation who resides in Two Grey Hills, N.M., to a year and a day in prison for his assault conviction. Cohoe will be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence. Cohoe also was ordered to pay $7,176.41 in restitution to the victim of his crime.

Cohoe was charged on June 7, 2011, in a two-count indictment with assault resulting in serious bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon. The indictment alleged that Cohoe assaulted a Navajo man and caused him serious bodily injury on April 13, 2010, on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

On Sept. 24, 2012, Cohoe pled guilty to Count 1 of the indictment charging him with assault resulting in serious bodily injury. During his plea hearing, Cohoe admitted that on April 13, 2010, he seriously injured a Navajo man by running over him with his vehicle during the course of an argument. The victim sustained a broken left femur, broken left wrist, broken facial bones, a concussion, and various abrasions as a result of the assault. Cohoe was intoxicated when he committed the assault. Cohoe has been in federal custody since entering his guilty plea.

Count 2 of the indictment was dismissed after sentence was imposed on Cohoe.

The case was investigated by the Farmington office of the FBI and the Shiprock Division of the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack E. Burkhead.

Updated January 26, 2015