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            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jarvis Myiah Delgarito, 21, of Iyanbito, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, pleaded guilty in federal court on Sept. 29 to an information charging him with assault upon a federal officer.

            According to court records, Delgarito admitted that late in the evening of Feb. 12, he was arrested on the charge of driving while intoxicated and taken to the Isleta Police Department booking room for processing. While there, he became upset and head-butted a Special Law Enforcement Commissioned officer.  He also kicked the officer’s calf several times. As a result of the altercation, the officer suffered bruising on her face, scratches on her hands and a contusion on her head. The attack took place within the exterior boundaries of the Pueblo of Isleta in Bernalillo County.

            Delgarito is in custody pending sentencing, which has yet to be scheduled. He faces a maximum of eight years in prison.

            The Isleta Pueblo Police Department investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Rozzoni is prosecuting the case.

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