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Gallup man jailed on sex charge released

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Report: Edward Wright sexually abused his wife

A Gallup man jailed June 30 on sex and battery allegations bonded out of the McKinley County Adult Detention Center not long after being arrested, according to information from the MCADC.

Edward Wright, Jr., 40, was charged with criminal sexual penetration in the second...


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The legal limit is .08.


Talia Nelson

June 25, 2:03 am


MCSO Deputy Merle Bates was working the DWI task force patrol at the intersection of Hamilton Road and U.S. 491 when he noticed a car traveling north at a fast pace. Bates caught up with the blue Pontiac at South China Springs Loop and U.S. 491. The vehicle was traveling at 80 mph.

Nelson, 25, had watery eyes, and the vehicle, which had three passengers and bore Arizona plates, smelled of alcohol. Nelson blew a .14 during the portable breath test and .11, twice, during breath testing at MCSO.


Jason Jack

June 23, 11:40 am

3rd DWI

MCSO DWI Task Force Supervisor Tammy Houghtaling noticed a gold Ford...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Salina Brown was dispatched to the 14-mile marker on I-40, westbound, in reference to an accident. When she arrived at the scene, she found a semi truck off the north side road. In front of the truck, a red car, with a driver in the seat, was pushed against the right-of-way fence. The driver of the car, Douglas L. Hudson, 73, was declared deceased prior to Brown’s arrival.

Next-of-kin notification was completed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.




Just after midnight, Gallup Police Department Officer Chris Molina arrived at the scene of a fight at 1115 W. Hwy 66...

MCSO raids Gallup home

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Suspect jailed on $56k bond

A Gallup man remained jailed June 29 after an early morning raid by sheriff’s deputies of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. Pat Salazar of the MCSO said Brandon Yazzie of 307 E. Persching Ave. was taken into custody June 24 on five counts of child abuse, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and a count of the possession, delivery or manufacturing of drug paraphernalia.

Steve Silversmith, warden at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center, said Yazzie, 36, is behind bars on a $56,000 bail bond. There are no attorneys listed in jail records for Yazzie.

“This was the result of months of investigative work,” Salazar...

Continental Divide man jailed on domestic abuse charge

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Suspect out on $1,000 cash surety bond

A Continental Divide man sent to jail June 22 on an aggravated battery on a household member charge was jailed and immediately bonded out the same day, officials said.

Delray Largo, 31, was taken into custody after McKinley County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call about a female thrown down some stairs, according to a police report by Christopher Tsosie. The assailant refused to cooperate with deputies when it came time for explanations, according to a police report on the matter. The incident took place in Continental Divide at 1:25 am.

“…I saw a female approach me crying and holding her right arm,” Tsosie wrote. “I...

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