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May 6, 10:33 am

4th DWI, Aggravated

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Garylle James arrived a the Deadhorse Giant to assist Navajo Police Department Officer Virgil Martin. According to James report, Martin told him that he responded to the Red Top Road in reference to two men drinking...

MCSO arrests gun-toting Thoreau man

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Suspect tried to jump fence; carried 30 unspent rounds

THOREAU – A McKinley County Sheriff’s deputy was able to arrest a Thoreau man May 3 in spite of the fact that the subject was carrying a loaded Taurus 38 Special and several rounds of unspent ammunition, according to a police report.

Deputy Robert Turney noted in a report that a call came at 4:18 p.m. in regarding a fist fight between two males at a Giant gas station and convenience store along New Mexico Highway 371.

“A short distance from the store on Windsong Avenue, I made contact with a male subject who was alone and wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt similar to part of the description given out by dispatch,” Turney...

Man sentenced to 9-years for fatal stabbing

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – On May 9, Douglas Lawrence Bedell, Jr., 31, of Dilkon, Arizona, a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 108 months’ imprisonment.  Bedell had previously pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

On Jan. 4, 2015, Bedell killed the victim, Brian Lee, also, a member of the Navajo Nation, by stabbing him in the throat. The incident occurred on the Navajo Reservation.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations. The prosecution was handled by Cassie Bray Woo and Brandon Brown, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

Child sexual predator in custody

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ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED girl on Easter morning

Jeremy Eddie, 27, was arrested on a warrant in Gamerco May 5 for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl at her grandmother’s residence on Boardman Drive in Gallup March 27.

He’s being held at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on a $10,000 cash only bond.

The victim’s father, Kyle Begay, reported the incident to the Children, Youth, and Families Department, according to the affidavit for a search warrant. The case was then was assigned to Gallup Police Department Det. Neil Yazzie.

Based on the investigation, the young victim was spending the evening of March 26 at her grandmother’s residence. Also staying at the residence...

Body found by King Dragon identified

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Gallup Police Department Lt. Rosanne Morrissette said the man found west of King Dragon restaurant May 2  has been identified as Fredlin Allison, 30, of Rock Springs, N.M.

Morrissette said a Community Service Aide worker recognized the deceased man from taking him to the Na’nizhoozhi Center Inc. Gallup Detox Center in the past. When his name was located, police were able to ID him via the state’s Motor Vehicles Division. From there, police contacted family members who were able to identify Allison based on appearance discriptions alone.

“They identified him through the rings he was wearing and other descriptors,” Morrissette said.

“It doesn’t look like there was any...

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