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Legal limit is .08

Bennie R. Tennison

Sept. 22, 6 pm

8th DWI

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai Jr. initiated a traffic stop on a brown GMC pickup heading southbound on N.M. 692 at the 17-mile marker. The vehicle had been reported for nearly colliding with other vehicles at El Sabino...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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9/24, GALLUP

Around 5 pm, McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Salina Brown was dispatched to the Gallup Flea Market at 340 Ninth St. in reference to a male who’d been hit by a baseball bat and needed medical attention.

According to her report, at the scene, Brown found two security guards and a man with a “golf ball size knot to the middle of his forehead, busted lip, swelling and bruising to his facial area,” near the train.

The injured subject said he was walking home — south of the flea market, on the east side of the railroad tracks by an abandoned shack, according to a report — when he was attacked by three unknown males with a miniature...

Crownpoint man sentenced to more than 15 years in prison

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ALBUQUERQUE – Jarod Martin, 36, a member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Crownpoint, N.M., was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 183 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction on assault and firearms charges.  Martin’s crimes of conviction arose out of his March 2, 2015, assault against two Navajo Nation tribal police officers, one of whom was commissioned as a special federal officer by the BIA, during which Martin fired shots at one of the officers and later brandished his firearm at both officers.

Martin’s sentence was announced by U.S...

‘G’ crew caught, jailed

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Two locals fell victim to a Sept. 14 McKinley County Sheriff’s Office undercover drug operation and remained jailed on trafficking, conspiracy and solicitation charges as of press time.

Shawntel Luján, 21, of Gamerco, and Reyes Castillo, 24, of Gallup, remained behind bars Sept. 20 at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center. Additionally, both Castillo and Luján were wanted by law enforcement on outstanding drug warrants, officials said.

Luján was jailed on a $5,000 cash-only bond, and Castillo’s bond was set at $15,000, according to information provided by jail officials.

Leading up to the bust, MCSO agents conducted methamphetamine buys from Castillo. Although a...

GPD: Man stabbed, murdered along South Second Street

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A woman was arrested Sept. 21 after she reportedly confessed to police that she stabbed 22-year-old Kendrick Chee Smith, which resulted in his death.

Capt. Marinda Spencer, public information officer with the Gallup Police Department, said Brandie Allen, 24, was booked for one open count of murder, tampering with evidence, and aggravated assault.

She’s being held at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on a $25,000 cash-only bond.

The stabbing occurred at about 5:30 pm Sept.19 when two Native American men ambushed two brothers that were drinking “four Loko” behind Sundance Dental, 1601 S. Second St.

According to the victim’s brother, Brandon Smith, 27, prior to the...

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