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Crownpoint man faces 10 years in prison for drive-by shooting

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Two children suffered injuries

ALBUQUERQUE – A federal grand jury sitting in Albuquerque, N.M., returned an indictment Aug. 15 charging Eli Frank Woody, 25, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Crownpoint, N.M., with federal assault and firearm charges arising out of a July 18 drive-by shooting that...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, Aug. 19

A 54-year-old Brimhall man was attacked Aug. 19 by a group of men, who beat him up and stabbed him.

McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Barnhurst said he was filling up his gas tank on South Second Street when a man came up to him and reported seeing six men jump another man nearby.

Barnhurst said as soon as he finished filling his tank, he drove up Second Street trying to find the man with no success. He then drove into the parking lot at Nugget Gallery and noticed a man’s arm near a rock ledge.

The man was bleeding heavily in the head area. Barnhurst said he asked the man for his name but he wouldn’t tell him. He also said he didn’t want to...


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Alonzo Johnson

Aug. 4, 1:48 am

Aggravated DWI

A 21-year-old Gallup man is facing multiple charges after running into several people in his car and being found to be intoxicated.

Alonzo Johnson was charged with two counts of aggravated battery and one count each of aggravated DWI, reckless driving and criminal damage to property.

Gallup Patrol Officer Justin Foster said he was dispatched to the Sports Page Bar, 1400 S. Second St., about 1:48 am Aug. 4 in connection with a report of a man hitting people with his car.

Foster said when he got there, several people told him of a man being stopped after he reportedly ran into people with his car. He said he then came in contact with...

Loving teenager arrested in fatal DWI crash

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EDDY COUNTY, N.M. – A New Mexico teenager is facing murder charges for allegedly killing a man while driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a news release issued by New Mexico State Police.

Police arrived at the crash scene shortly after 9 pm on County Road 728, north of Loving, N.M.

The initial investigation indicated a 2003 Chevy Silverado and a 2004 Ford Ranger were both traveling east side by side on County Road 728, or London Road.

For reasons still under investigation, the vehicles made contact and both vehicles left the northside of the roadway. The Silverado came to a safe stop and the Ranger rolled. The Silverado was driven by Francisco Limon, 17, of Loving...

Gallup cop injured in confrontation with couple

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A couple is now facing charges after getting into a confrontation with two Gallup police officers Aug. 7.

Gallup police officer Victor Madrid said he was dispatched to the Dollar General at 1701 S. Second St. about 2 pm in connection with a report of two females fighting.

When he got there, he saw Gallup Sgt. Emery Holly trying to hold down a woman, later identified as Maria Fastwolf, no age or home town listed. Fastwolf was kicking and yelling, Madrid said, adding that he could see Holly was already bleeding from his face and arm.

Madrid said as he placed handcuffs on Fastwolf, she continued to kick and scream at another female. At that point, Fastwolf’s boyfriend, Charles...

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