Albuquerque man sentenced to five years in prison for assault in Indian Country

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             ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Patrick Duran, 32, of Albuquerque and formerly of Dulce, New Mexico, was sentenced on Sept. 20 in federal court to five years in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Indian Country.

            Duran, a non-Indian, pleaded guilty on Aug. 26, 2020. In his plea agreement, Duran admitted that on Sept. 28, 2014, he assaulted John Doe, an Indian child, by acting roughly with him and caused Doe to suffer serious bodily injury including internal head injuries, seizures and hospitalization. The incident took place on the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.

            Upon his release from prison, Duran will be subject to three years of supervised release.

            The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office and the Jicarilla Apache Police Department investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kyle Nayback and Nicholas Marshall prosecuted the case.

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