ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Anthony Lucero, 35, an enrolled member of the Isleta Pueblo, pleaded guilty in federal court on Feb. 10 to domestic assault by a habitual offender.
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.
Lucero is currently in custody pending sentencing. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
The Isleta Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Raquel Ruiz-Velez, Joseph Spindle and Alexander Flores prosecuted the case.