Josea M. Kazhe, 19, of Mescalero on the Mescalero Apache Reservation has been charged in connection with an alleged assault with a chainsaw that occurred Dec. 24, 2019.
The FBI and U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs arrested Kazhe March 3 in Mescalero.
Kazhe is charged federally with assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He had an initial appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces.
The FBI and BIA are investigating.
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