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Gallup, Sept. 19

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Roane Alan was on patrol when he received a call from dispatch regarding a female subject being physically assaulted by her son.

Alan was dispatched to a residence on the 1000 block of U.S. Highway 491, and made contact with the victim, identified...

Navajo man gets 36 years behind bars

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Convicted on seven counts of child sex abuse

PHOENIX, Ariz. -  The U. S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, announced Sept. 17 that Bo Lane, 36, of Coppermine, Ariz., has been sentenced to 432 months in prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow, for seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, each count to run concurrently. Lane was found guilty of those counts June 14 by a federal jury.

The evidence at trial showed that between 2013 and 2017, Lane sexually abused two minor victims.  The abuse started when the victims were six years old and took place on the Navajo Indian Reservation.  Both Lane and the...


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Shaniah Chee/Tamaira Begay

Sept. 15, 2:11 am

Aggravated DWI

McKinley County Sheriff Sgt. Elreno Henio said he was dispatched to a one-vehicle accident near the interchange at Yah-Ta-Hey.

When he got there, he found the car had crashed into the center concrete barrier. Shaniah Chee, 24, of Tempe, Ariz., told him that three people at the scene were passengers in the vehicle and that the driver, a man, had fled the scene after the accident.

When Henio examined the vehicle, however, he found the driver’s seat pulled all the way forward to accommodate a short person. He said he also smelled the odor of intoxicating liquor coming from Chee’s person.

He asked the other two...

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Jamestown, Sept. 13

A Prewitt man who was beaten up in a fight found himself being transported to the county jail after McKinley County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered he had an outstanding bench warrant.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnson Lee said he was dispatched to the Flying J Travel Center in the Jamestown area about 11:30 am. on Sept. 13 because of a report of a fight. When he got there, he saw Wilmer Begay, 37, being loaded onto a stretcher.

Lee said he observed some bruises to his face and a scratch on the back of his neck. He said he asked him what happened, but got no response.

Witnesses at the scene said they saw two men...

Fatal rollover near Jamestown

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The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office reported a single vehicle roll-over on Sept. 15.  The fatal collision occurred on I-40 around mile marker 38.  The occupants. Tanya Antonio, 42 of Sundance, N.M. and Danetra Housten, 25 of Gamerco, N.M. were both killed in the crash.  Alcohol may have been a factor.

Eastbound I-40 was closed for about three hours beginning around 3:45 pm.  Westbound I-40 was also closed for a short period of time due to a subsequent collision a half mile west of the first crash.

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