ALBUQUERQUE — Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, has announced that Steven Williams was charged by complaint with assault with a deadly weapon and assault by strangulation.
Williams, 28, of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, appeared in federal court today for a detention hearing and will remain in custody pending trial, which has not yet been scheduled.
According to the criminal complaint, over the course of three days in February, Williams allegedly beat his pregnant girlfriend, identified in court records as Jane Doe, so badly she needed immediate medical care at San Juan Regional Medical Center. Jane Doe’s injuries included a broken hand, severe bruising, and knife wounds to her neck, arms and hands.
A complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Williams faces up to 20 years in prison.
The FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Jicarilla Apache Police Department. Special Assistant United States Attorney Mark A. Probasco is prosecuting the case.
Anyone experiencing domestic violence or who knows someone experiencing domestic violence can reach an advocate at the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or 1.800.787.3224 (TTY). In New Mexico, the Domestic Violence Resource Center is available by telephone at 505.843.9123 or online.