- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man has been sentenced to a year of probation for trespassing on tribal lands despite being banished by Pojoaque Pueblo.

Prosecutors say 28-year-old Derek Hunt of Santa Fe was sentenced Monday in federal court in Albuquerque for a misdemeanor conviction of trespass and criminal damage to property.

Hunt was charged in February after he was found on the northern New Mexico pueblo on two occasions despite being banished. A criminal complaint alleged that in January, he used a rock to damage the windshield of a vehicle belonging to a woman from the pueblo in January.

Hunt pleaded guilty in May, acknowledging at the time that the pueblo had served him with an exclusion order the previous year.



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