Bosque Farms man pleads guilty to assault and firearms charges
Everett Paquin, 59, of Bosque Farms, and an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta, pleaded guilty on Feb. 3 in federal court to assault with a dangerous weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Paquin will remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled.
A federal grand jury indicted Paquin on April 22, 2021. According to the plea agreement and other court records, Paquin assaulted his then-girlfriend, identified in court records as Jane Doe, at his home on the Pueblo of Isleta.
Paquin admitted to pushing, slapping, punching and kicking the victim, as well threatening and injuring her with a utility knife.
During the assault, Paquin would not allow the victim to leave and repeatedly threatened her and her family with harm and death. Jane Doe is also an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta.
At the time of the assault, Paquin possessed a loaded shotgun in his home. As a convicted felon, Paquin could not legally possess a firearm or ammunition.
By the terms of the plea agreement, Paquin faces three years and five months in prison.
Man from Los Lunas pleads guilty to federal gun charge
Diego Fernandez, 23, of Los Lunas, pleaded guilty in federal court on March 7 to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Fernandez was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 12, 2021. According to the plea agreement and other court records, on April 7, 2021, as law enforcement attempted to execute a traffic stop, Fernandez attempted to flee, driving recklessly and towards oncoming traffic in Bernalillo County.
Shortly after, law enforcement located Fernandez with the assistance of air support and apprehended him as he tried to escape on foot.
At the time of the arrest, Fernandez possessed a loaded firearm. As a convicted felon, Fernandez could not legally possess a firearm or ammunition.
Fernandez faces up to 10 years in prison.
Belen man sentenced to five years in federal prison for carjacking
Michael Deherrera, 26, of Belen, was sentenced in federal court on April 11 to five years in prison for carjacking and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Deherrera was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 29, 2020.
According to the plea agreement, on Feb. 3, 2020, DeHerrera carjacked a victim by threatening her with a screwdriver in Bernalillo County. DeHerrera began to drive away with the victim still in the car, causing her to jump from the moving vehicle to escape.
DeHerrera also admitted that on Feb. 18, 2020, he possessed a firearm before attempting to dispose of it by throwing it from the window of a moving vehicle.
At the time DeHerrera possessed the firearm, he had a prior felony conviction for armed robbery. As a convicted felon, DeHerrera could not legally possess a firearm or ammunition.
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