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Sheriff's deputy involved shooting leaves one man injured

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The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted by the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a police shooting involving a McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy March 2.

State Police Investigations Bureau agents learned that at around 11:30 pm, March 1, a McKinley County Sheriff's Deputy responded...

Federal assault suspect caught

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A Ramah man is now being held in federal custody in Albuquerque after being charged with assault resulting in serious injury.

Nathan Singer Lee, born in 1994, was arrested on Feb. 7 in Gallup.

According to federal court records, Lee was arrested by tribal police on Feb. 1 at the home of the victim when he got in a fight with one of her neighbors. He got out of jail later that day and asked the victim, who is identified in court records only as “Jane Doe,” if he could stay at her house overnight.

She agreed, but began having problems with her guest when she found him in her kitchen at 3 am. She said she told him to go back to sleep, but he said he had been waiting up for her.


Drug, burglary bust in Gallup

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Following up on an alleged burglary early in the morning of Feb. 19, Gallup Police Department detectives and agents arrested Anthony Palacios, 44, and Faron Hildreth, 29, of Gallup.

The two allegedly burglarized a residence in Gallup. Further investigation led officers to the Redwood Lodge, Room #1, where police located a hoard of stolen property, including firearms, tools, and electronics. During the search, Narcotics Agents were called in after methamphetamine and heroin, packaged for distribution, were located in the room.

Palacios and Hildreth were booked on felony charges of burglary, larceny, criminal damage to property and conspiracy.

Further drug charges are pending for...

Law enforcement seeks tips for alleged Roswell murderer, kidnapper

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Law enforcement is looking to the public for tips more than a month after a Roswell man allegedly murdered his girlfriend and fled with their 3-year-old son.

An FBI reward of up to $10,000 is still active for information leading to the apprehension, arrest, and/or extradition of Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira.

Rico-Ruvira, 32, is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of his girlfriend in Roswell on Jan. 7. He also allegedly fled with the couple’s 3-year-old son, Osciel Ernesto Rico. He was charged with first-degree murder in the Chaves County Magistrate Court, State of New Mexico, Roswell, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest on Jan. 8.

Rico-Ruvira may have...

Grisly murder in Mexican Springs

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A Mexican Springs woman known as “P.D.” is dead.  The skull of the 36-year-old woman who was reported missing in late January, was found by FBI agents in Mexican Springs after a woman named Stacy Yellowhorse 48, of Mexican Springs led the agent to a location where pieces of the woman’s body were scattered.

Yellowhorse and her boyfriend, Timothy Chischilly, 48, also of Mexican Springs were last seen with P. D. in Gallup Jan. 22, according to court records.

Police say they interviewed a woman who said she was with Chischilly, Yellowhorse, and the victim on that date. She said they were in Gallup and got into a physical altercation. She said she was beaten up during the fight and...

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