New Mexico News: Navajo Man, Elvis Lee Tom from Pinedale Pleads Guilty to Assault on a Federal Officer Charge

New Mexico News: Navajo Man, Elvis Lee Tom from Pinedale Pleads Guilty to Assault on a Federal Officer Charge

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Elvis Lee Tom, 39, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Pinedale, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an assault on a federal officer charge.

Tom was arrested on April 23, 2018, on a criminal complaint charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon resulting in serious bodily injury. The complaint charged Tom with attacking a tribal officer of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety (NNDPS), on April 14, 2018, on the Navajo Indian Reservation by taking a Taser gun away from the officer and using the Taser gun on the officer while attempting to avoid arrest.

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