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11/4, Gamerco

A domestic dispute led to the arrest of a 41-year-old Gamerco man for aggravated battery on a household member.

Shawn K. Denny was also charged with battery on a household member.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Paul Davis stated the complaining party said the two began...

Whippoorwill man sentenced for abusive sexual contact

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Romondo Begay, 23, of Whippoorwill, Ariz., was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 108 months’ imprisonment on Oct. 31, to be followed by a 12-year term of supervised release with sex offender registration, treatment, and testing.

Begay had previously pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact of a child.

In December of 2017, the victim reported that Begay had sexually abused her outside a relative’s house.  Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation promptly began an investigation, which led to Begay’s arrest and prosecution.  Begay and the victim are both members of the Navajo Nation, and the abuse occurred within the Navajo Nation...

Body found near child-care center

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A body was discovered Oct. 27 just north of Christian Child Care Home, 220 W. Jefferson Ave. in Gallup. The deceased has been identified as Gilbert Jones Dalgai, 55, of Ganado, Ariz.

Gallup Police Department Captain Marinda Spencer told the Sun Oct. 29 the partially decomposed body was found by a person taking a walk in the area, who initially thought the deceased was sleeping and continued on their walk.

Spencer said the walker went back to the scene later in the day “to see whether the person had left,” but the body was still there in the same position, so the walker took a closer look.

Dalgai’s body showed obvious signs of being deceased, and the walker called dispatch...

Shooting rocks downtown area

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Man arrested on multiple charges including child abuse

A Vanderwagen man faces numerous charges after allegedly firing a gun Oct. 24 in downtown Gallup.

Tyrell Bitsilly, 20, has been charged with aggravated assault on a household member, shooting at a dwelling, tampering with evidence and two counts each of aggravated assault and abuse of a child.

It all began at about 3:25 pm, when a woman reported that Bitsilly had fired a gun in her vehicle while it was parked at 200 West Aztec Ave. She said Bitsilly then exited the vehicle and walked away.

The woman told police her mother and two children were in the backseat of the vehicle at the time of the incident.

She said she and...

Hit-and-run accident claims one life

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A Yah-ta-hey man was struck and killed the morning of Oct. 21 in a hit-and-run accident, according to Gallup police.

Gallup Police Department Captain Marinda Spencer identified the victim as Jonathan Davis, 32. Davis died at the scene from injuries he received in the accident.

The accident occurred about 3:45 am, near the West Y Carwash and U.S. Highway 66. When police responded to the scene, the suspect vehicle was nowhere to be seen.

On Oct. 25, Spencer told the Sun police were able to track down the vehicle and speak to the driver, whose name has not yet been released. The case is still under investigation.

The accident closed Highway 66 to traffic for six and a half hours.

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