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Rep. Steve Pearce shares plans for NM gubernatorial bid

On a day when most Americans across the country were spending time with family and friends while cheering on their respective football teams, Congressman Steve Pearce was in northwestern New Mexico to talk about his gubernatorial campaign.

His Feb. 4 visit to Gallup...

Child sex abuser sentenced to 12.5 years in prison

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ALBUQUERQUE – William Detwiler, 68, who resides in Vanderwagen, N.M. was sentenced Feb. 7 in federal court here, to 150 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction on child sexual abuse and kidnapping charges.

Detwiler, an Anglo man, will be required to register as a sex offender after completing his prison sentence.

Detwiler, who has a prior conviction for criminal sexual contact with a minor, was arrested on May 31, 2016, on a four-count indictment, charging him with two counts of aggravated child sexual assault and two counts of kidnapping.

According to the indictment, Detwiler kidnapped an Indian child under the age of 16 years and sexually...

CAUGHT: Man wanted for rape found at local hotel

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After scouring the area for alleged rapist Julian Martinez, who had a warrant for his arrest signed by a judge Feb. 6, Gallup police received a tip that he was staying at the Red Roof Inn Hotel.

Police quickly closed in and arrested Martinez Feb. 8 for an alleged rape that occurred at a different hotel, about a mile west of Red Roof Inn.

Martinez, 32, has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration in the first degree using force or coercion and causing great bodily harm or mental anguish and one count of false imprisonment.

Gallup Police Capt. Marinda Spencer said Thursday morning that police officers searched throughout Gallup Wednesday night but were unable to...

Letter of Commendation

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This letter is to formally and publically commend

Deputy Nocona Clark

for the excellent service he has provided to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office and more importantly the citizens of McKinley County.

I would like to take this opportunity to commend you for the good work you did on March 11, 2017.

While on duty, you responded to the scene of an officer involved shooting and successfully apprehended a suspect who killed Navajo Nation Police Officer Houston Largo.

 

On March 11th you, Sgt. Robert Turney and Deputy James arrived on scene and were soon able to track the suspect, Kirby Cleveland, who was concealing himself in the area. This was done after numerous attempts by...

Letter of Commendation

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This letter is to formally and publically commend

Sergeant Robert Turney

for the excellent service he has provided to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office and more importantly the citizens of McKinley County.

I would like to take this opportunity to commend you for the good work you did on March 11, 2017.

While on duty, you responded to the scene of an officer involved shooting and successfully apprehended a suspect who killed Navajo Nation Police Officer Houston Largo.

On March 11th you and your subordinates Deputy James and Deputy Clark arrived on scene and were soon able to track the suspect, Kirby Cleveland, who was concealing himself in the area. This was done after numerous...

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