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Case Number: 1:20-cr-01708-JB
Judge: James O. Browning
Court: United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Bernalillo County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assault resulting in great bodily harm and domestic assault by a habitual offender in Indian Country.
Joshua Mendez pleaded guilty to these offenses on July 22, 2021. According to the plea agreement, on March 20, 2020, Mendez assaulted Jane Doe and John Doe in Cibola County, New Mexico, on the Laguna Pueblo. During the assault at Jane Doe’s residence, Mendez pushed Jane Doe, his girlfriend at time, and stabbed John Doe several times with a knife. Due to the injuries from Mendez’s assault, John Doe was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.
Upon his release from prison, Mendez will be subject to three years of supervised release.
Mendez was previously convicted for assault of an intimate partner and battery on Feb. 6, 2017, and again on Oct. 17, 2017.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs investigated this case with assistance from the Laguna Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elisa C. Dimas prosecuted the case.
18:1153 and 113(a)(3): Assault with a Dangerous Weapon;
18:1153 and 113(a)(6): Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury; and
18:117: Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender
Outcome: 03/25/2022 56 Unopposed MOTION to Dismiss Count 1 of Indictment pursuant to Plea Agreement by USA as to Joshua Mendez. (Dimas, Elisa) (Entered: 03/25/2022)
Defendant was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison