Federal Prices Filed In opposition to Solomon Peña for Attacking Democrats

Solomon Peña, a former Republican candidate for the New Mexico Home of Representatives, has been charged with a number of federal offenses in reference to drive-by shootings on the properties of Democratic officers, the Justice Division mentioned Wednesday.

The authorities in New Mexico have mentioned that Mr. Peña, 40, orchestrated the shootings on the properties of 4 Democratic officers within the weeks after he misplaced an election bid in November 2022. Nobody was injured within the assaults.

Mr. Peña, who was arrested in January, already faces a number of state expenses, together with tried aggravated battery and capturing at an occupied constructing. The federal expenses towards him and two different folks — Demetrio Trujillo, 41, and Jose Trujillo, 22 — have been unsealed in a court docket in New Mexico on Wednesday and embody a number of firearms offenses and interference with federally protected actions.

Mr. Peña would face a compulsory minimal jail sentence of 60 years if he have been to be convicted of the federal expenses, the Justice Division mentioned in an announcement.