Isleta man sentenced to three years in prison for domestic assault in Indian Country

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     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Anthony Lucero, 36, of Isleta, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta, was sentenced today in federal court to three years and one month in prison for domestic assault by a habitual offender. Lucero pleaded guilty on Feb. 10.

     According to the plea agreement, on Nov. 13, 2019, Lucero assaulted his girlfriend. Lucero admitted to punching the victim in the face causing substantial bodily injury. The assault occurred on the Isleta Pueblo.

     Prior to the assault, Lucero had been convicted in tribal court on three separate occasions of offenses that would be considered assaults against an intimate partner.

     The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Isleta Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alexander Flores, Raquel Ruiz-Velez and Joseph Spindle prosecuted the case.

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