ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 36-year-old Crownpoint man faces over 15 years in prison for assaulting two Navajo Nation police officers.
Jarod Martin’s sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Albuquerque stemmed from convictions resulting from a March 2, 2015 incident on the Navajo Reservation.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says Martin shot at one officer during a traffic stop and pointed his gun at both officers after they chased him.
Martin was arrested when an officer shot in in the foot.
Martin subsequently pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a federal officer with a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
One of the tribal officers was dual-commissioned as a federal Bureau of Indian Affairs special officer.