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Woman sentenced for manslaughter after drunk driving kills McKinley County man

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ALBUQUERQUE — Bryana Agnes Henio, 30, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Little Water, N.M., was sentenced April 25 in federal court in Albuquerque to 37 months in prison for her involuntary manslaughter conviction.  She will be on supervised release for three years after completing her prison...

Police still searching for Washington Federal bank robber

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The Gallup Police Department and the FBI are still looking for a man who robbed Washington Federal bank on 221 W. Aztec Ave. April 16.

Gallup Police Department Cap. Marinda Spencer said the man entered the lobby of Washington Federal Bank just after it opened at 9 am and pulled out a gun, demanding money. The man then received an unspecified sum of money and left the bank, heading eastbound on Aztec Avenue.

No one was injured and the entire incident took only a few minutes, said Spencer.

Once he left the bank, he got on a bicycle and headed east, Spencer said.

Gallup Police converged on the area shortly after. Bank officials punched their panic alarm at 9:27 am and began searching...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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Motel Hell

4/12, Gallup

A Gallup man is facing several felony charges after allegedly stabbing the mother of his children and threatening to kill her.

Thomas Dean Lunsford, 31, has been charged with aggravated battery of a household member, abuse of a child, false imprisonment, and interference with communication in an incident that occurred about 9 am at the Microtel Motel, 3270 West Historic Highway 66.

The victim, whose name has not been released, told Gallup police she had left the motel the night before leaving Lunsford with her three children, who ranged in age from one to four years old.

When she returned the next day to pick them up, she found Lunsford in a bad mood...


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Leland Anthony III

April 12, 8:51 pm


GPD Officer Victor Rodriguez headed to I-40 when a witness reported a driver swerving on the highway. The witness continued to track the driver until he reached U.S. Highway 66, where Rodriguez caught up with him. The driver was pulled over and Rodriguez asked him to identify himself. Anthony, 32, smelled of alcohol, according to the police report.

Rodriguez gave Anthony field sobriety tests, which he performed poorly on. Though he denied having had anything to drink, Anthony blew a .25 on his breath test before being booked.

Kenneth Price Jr.

April 11, 3:10 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

A rollover car crash brought McKinley...

Man from McKinley County pleads guilty to federal assault charges

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ALBUQUERQUE – Vinson Six, 39, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Smith Lake, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to assault charges.

Six was arrested on Dec. 13, 2017, on a three-count indictment charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon, a knife, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and robbery.  According to the indictment, Six committed the crimes on April 14, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M.

During today’s proceedings, Six pled guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  In entering the guilty plea, Six admitted that on April 14, 2016, he forced himself into...

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