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Man found deceased at Allsup’s west

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A man found deceased in his truck at Allsup’s west by a store customer Aug. 30, has been identified as Michael James Yazzie, 73, of Sawmill, Ariz.

Gallup Police responded to the scene at about 7:05 pm. A store clerk said the victim had been parked outside of the store for at least a couple of hours before the curious...

Police Activity Report

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Lots of warrants, three criminal complaints, and a smattering of other items make up the police activity for the Gallup Police Department and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office this last week.

GPD Warrants

Marcelino M. Angeles (Magistrate Court), Chandler Chavez (Out of County), Alfrain Cross (Magistrate Court), James Deschine (Magistrate Court), Herman Jim (Out of County), Emanuel Lewis (Parole/Probation), Shawn A. Platero (Magistrate Court), Sharrie L. Ryan (Municipal Court), Christopher Sam (Parole/Probation), Ferlanda Smith (Parole/Probation), Serena Soce (Municipal and Magistrate Courts), Sharon Tolino (Municipal Court), Tyrell Wilson (Out of County), and Marvin Yazzie...

Zuni man sentenced to prison for manslaughter conviction

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ALBUQUERQUE – Darold Ray ZunieFeathers, 21, a member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced Aug. 29 in federal court in Santa Fe, to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

ZunieFeathers was arrested in April 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with involuntary manslaughter. According to the complaint, ZunieFeathers killed a Zuni Pueblo man by running over him with a vehicle on July 29, 2015, on the Zuni Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M. At the time ZunieFeathers ran over the victim, ZunieFeathers was driving under the influence of alcohol. ZunieFeathers was subsequently indicted on the...

Bloomfield man sentenced to prison for involuntary manslaughter

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ALBUQUERQUE – Thomas J. Yazzie, Jr., 52, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation from Bloomfield, N.M., was sentenced Aug. 29, in federal court in Albuquerque, to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for his conviction on an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Yazzie was arrested on Feb. 7, on an indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter.  According to the indictment, Yazzie killed a man while driving under the influence of alcohol on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, N.M., on May 10, 2016.

On March 30, Yazzie pled guilty to the indictment and admitted killing the victim, a passenger in his vehicle, by driving recklessly while under...


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James Deschine

08.25.17, 1:29 pm

Agg. DWI, 1st Offense

Gallup Police Officer John Gonzales was dispatched to Third Street and Maloney in reference to a request for law enforcement assistance from Gallup MedStar employees Christian Sarracino and Brian Kohner. Both had witnessed a car turn North onto Third Street, hitting the curb and then going onto the sidewalk, narrowly missing a pedestrian.

They stopped the driver from walking away from the accident and did a welfare check while Officer Gonzales was en route. The subject first identified himself as Patrick Deschine but eventually changed it to James Deschine. He did not have identification on his person.


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