New Mexico man pleads guilty to domestic assault

February 3, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to domestic assault by a habitual offender and is facing up to a 10-year federal prison sentence.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Miles J. Riley [auth] entered his plea Monday.

Riley is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna who resides in Mesita.

He was arrested in November on a criminal complaint alleging he assaulted a Laguna Pueblo woman.

Authorities say Riley was accused of striking the woman in the face last Aug. 25.

They say he has prior domestic violence convictions in the Pueblo of Laguna Tribal Court in 2012 and last year.

Riley has been in federal custody since his arrest.

Authorities say he will remain detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

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