ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — A Shiprock man has pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm while assaulting four women and two children on the Navajo Nation last year.
Prosecutors say 31-year-old Jeffrey J. Franklin entered a plea agreement Wednesday and is facing a 10-year sentence in federal prison.
He was accused of violating the federal firearms laws by discharging a firearm during an act of violence.
Franklin was arrested last August.
A criminal complaint alleged that Franklin assaulted the women and children by firing shots on Aug. 9 while inside the residence of one of the victims and by firing shots at the victims' vehicles.
Prosecutors say two children were inside one of those vehicles.