A federal judge in El Paso sentenced 28-year-old Roberto Martinez today to 40 months imprisonment for assaulting a child on the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo reservation, announced U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff; Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Erik P. Breizke, El Paso Division; and Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tribal Police Chief Robert Martinez.
In addition to the prison term, Senior U.S. District Judge David Briones ordered that Roberto Martinez be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term.
On January 7, 2021, Roberto Martinez pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm in Indian Country. According to court records, on November 1, 2019, Roberto Martinez threatened the victim with a knife while inside the victim’s home.
HSI and the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tribal Police Department investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Kirk Mangels prosecuted this case.