Violent Crime: Ramah Navajo Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Assault Charge

U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that this morning in federal court in Albuquerque, Kerley K. Biggs, 22, entered a guilty plea to a federal assault with a deadly weapon charge under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office. Biggs pleaded guilty to a September 2010 assault on another Navajo man by beating him about the head and face with a metal expandable baton at Biggs' residence in Ramah, N.M. As a result of the assault, the victim sustained a significant wound to the back of his head that required 12 staples to repair. Biggs faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

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