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MULTIPLE OFFENDER DWI REPORTS

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Anthony R. Tom

5.28.17, 10:38 pm

5th DWI, Aggravated

Tom, 33, of Albuquerque was arrested after Gallup Police Department Officer Andrew Thayer was dispatched to the Sonic Drive In at 2404 E. Highway 66, where Tom was attempting to order food. When asked for his Driver’s License, Tom responded by showing the...

Farmington man sentenced to prison for manslaughter

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ALBUQUERQUE – Sage Andrew Yazzie, 21, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Farmington, N.M., pled guilty in federal court in Albuquerque June 14, to voluntary manslaughter and firearms charges. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Yazzie will be sentenced within the range of 12 to 15 years in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

Yazzie was arrested on March 10, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a Navajo man on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, N.M., on Feb. 23, 2016. According to the criminal complaint, Yazzie entered a residence and shot the victim in the head with a firearm.

Yazzie...

Shiprock man pleads guilty to federal voluntary manslaughter charge

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ALBUQUERQUE – Zachariah Nez, 19, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., pled guilty June 15 in federal court in Albuquerque to a voluntary manslaughter charge.  The plea agreement recommends a prison sentence within the range of six to 11 years followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

Nez was arrested in October 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a Navajo man on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, N.M., on Oct. 17, 2016.  According to the complaint, Nez killed the victim by striking him with a rock.

Nez was indicted on Nov. 1, 2016, and charged with second-degree murder on Oct. 17...

WANTED: Alleged horse thief at large

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A little over a week ago social media buzzed with news of a quarter horse nicknamed “Monte” that was reported stolen from TravelCenters of America truck stop at 3404 W. Highway 66.

Monte was found safe and sound June 1, one day after a thief rode off with him. And  as of press time, the alleged suspect is still at large.

TA video surveillance helped police to identify 18-year-old Wilbert Billy as the alleged horse-napper. Gallup Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Billy June 2. He’s wanted on one count of “larceny of livestock,” a third-degree felony.

According to the criminal complaint, the unfortunate incident occurred when horse transporter Steven Dyess...

Shiprock woman sentenced to prison for assault conviction

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ALBUQUERQUE – Cornelia Tom Tapaha, 41, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., was sentenced June 7 in Santa Fe to 24 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for her conviction on an assault charge.

Tapaha was arrested in June 2016, on an indictment charging her with assault with a dangerous weapon, a vehicle, and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. The indictment alleged that Tapaha committed the crimes on July 8, 2015, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, N.M.

A federal jury returned a verdict finding Tapaha guilty of assault and assault resulting in serious bodily injury on Dec. 12, 2016, after a five...

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