Gallup Sun

Tuesday, Mar 20th

Last update09:39:34 PM GMT

You are here: News Public Safety

Public Safety

Kayenta man sentenced to 20 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter

E-mail Print PDF
Family of five killed by drunk driver

PHOENIX – James Robertson Young, 29, of Kayenta, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 240 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release Jan. 30.

Young had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary...

AG announces man to serve two years for probation violation, extreme cruelty to animals

E-mail Print PDF
ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Jan. 30 that Shaun Anaya, who was on probation for an Office of the Attorney General case and is a 13-time convicted felon, was found by Second Judicial District Judge Angela Jewell to have violated his probation for committing extreme cruelty to animals and possession of marijuana.

Balderas asked Jewell to impose the maximum penalty of 1,421 days in prison which included habitual enhancements. Anaya was sentenced to two years in the Department of Corrections for the violations.

“Violence against animals is so many times directly linked to domestic violence and can never be discounted,” Balderas said. “My office is...

BLM and Forest Service announce 2018 grazing fees

E-mail Print PDF
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal grazing fee for 2018 will be $1.41 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and $1.41 per head month (HM) for lands managed by the USDA Forest Service.  The 2017 public land grazing fee was $1.87.

An AUM or HM—treated as equivalent measures for fee purposes—is the use of public lands by one cow and her calf, one horse, or five sheep or goats for a month.  The newly calculated grazing fee was determined by a congressional formula and takes effect March 1, 2018.  The fee will apply to nearly 18,000 grazing permits and leases administered by the BLM and nearly 6,500 permits administered by the Forest...

Previously deported Mexican national sentenced to prison for drug trafficking, firearms conviction

E-mail Print PDF
ALBUQUERQUE – Moises Jimenez-Salas, 40, a Mexican national illegally in the United States who previously has been deported three times, was sentenced Jan. 25 in federal court in Santa Fe, to 60 months of imprisonment for his conviction on drug trafficking and firearms charges.  Jimenez-Salas will be deported following his prison sentence.

Jimenez-Salas was arrested on May 12, 2016, and was charged in a criminal complaint with possessing methamphetamine and heroin with intent to distribute, and using and carrying a firearm and ammunition in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

Court records reflect that on May 11, 2016, detectives of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office responded...

Former MDC guard sentenced to 10 years for raping, assaulting inmates

E-mail Print PDF
ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Jan. 30 that Enock Arvizo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping and assaulting female inmates in his custody at the Bernalillo County District Court in 2015 when he was a Metropolitan Detention Center guard.

Arvizo was convicted in September of raping an inmate, and in August he was found guilty on two counts of assault against a different female inmate. The Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas asked for the maximum penalty and Judge Briana Zamora granted the state’s request for the maximum of 10 years in prison.

“Prosecuting sexual violence against women and holding those who abuse their power accountable...

Page 9 of 137