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Man found dead near flea market ID’d

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McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies have confirmed the identity of a dead body found near the Gallup Flea Market on April 23.

The man was identified as Medford James DeGroat, 31 of Ganado.

The body was found in an old jailhouse in one of the abandoned mining towns about a mile to a mile and a half northeast of the flea...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Jacob Dearmond
March 8, 12:20 am
DWI

Jacob Dearmond, 19, of Gallup, was first observed by Gallup Police Sgt. Mark Spencer when he pulled out in front of him. When Dearmond stopped the vehicle, Spencer said he could smell alcohol.

Spencer called for another police officer to take the report and when Officer Warren Bowannie showed up, he also saw indications Dearmond might be intoxicated.

Dearmond told him he had been the designated driver and had driven friends home from Sammy C’s. He said he had no drinks while there, but had recently smoked a blunt of marijuana.

He agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests and had problems following directions, so Bowannie asked...

Another dead body found

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Fifth open field death in April

A man’s body was found behind Earl’s Restaurant on East Highway 66 by someone walking in the area. Gallup Police received a call at 12:16 pm April 27 and headed to the location, where the witness pointed out the body. EMS personnel were dispatched. Information about age and identity has not been released. The body was sent for autopsy.

Details on the other open field deaths this month are gradually becoming available.

The first open field death was on April 4 at 1301 E. Hwy. 66, outside Penny Pincher’s. The man was autopsied.  He was identified 57 year old John Grandal, homeless, and his death was believed to be related to a cardiac issue.

The...

Dead body found

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Fourth open field death this month

Gallup police learned about a person described as “down and out” about 2 pm April 21.

When public service officers were sent to the scene at 714 S. Second St., the man was not breathing. Medical professionals were called and determined that the man was deceased.

Gallup Police Department Captain Erin Toadlena-Pablo said the male, whose identity, age, and ethnicity have not yet been determined, was sent for autopsy.

She said at that point it will be possible to determine if there was any foul play.

Toadlena-Pablo said this is the fourth open field death this month and emphasized that in the case of an open field death, it is not possible to...

Dead body found

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Fourth open field death this month

Gallup police learned about a person described as “down and out” about 2 pm April 21.

When public service officers were sent to the scene at 714 S. Second St., the man was not breathing. Medical professionals were called and determined that the man was deceased.

Gallup Police Department Captain Erin Toadlena-Pablo said the male, whose identity, age, and ethnicity have not yet been determined, was sent for autopsy.

She said at that point it will be possible to determine if there was any foul play.

Toadlena-Pablo said this is the fourth open field death this month and emphasized that in the case of an open field death, it is not possible to...

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