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RMCHCS CFO resigns from position

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Jay Hodges, former chief financial officer for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Healthcare Services, resigned from his position at the hospital after about 14 months on the job.

Hodges previously worked at Red River Regional Hospital in Bonham, Texas, where RMCHCS CEO David Conejo had also served as CEO prior to 2014.


Fort Defiance man gets prison sentence for domestic violence

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Woman survives brutal beating

PHOENIX, Ariz. - On Jan. 27, Bruce Robertson, 40, of Fort Defiance, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to four years’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to two counts of Domestic Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury.

On multiple occasions in 2015 and 2016, Robertson engaged in acts of domestic violence against his then-girlfriend, repeatedly punching her in the face, shoving her, and threatening to smother her. In one assault, when Robertson attempted to hit his infant child with a large metal belt, his girlfriend shielded the baby with her own body. As a result, Robertson beat her with the belt.

The matter was...

Man in ICU after stabbing near Jerry’s Cafe

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Gallup Police asking for public’s help

Gallup police were called to the scene of an apparent stabbing about 5:54 pm Feb. 1. A male walked by Jerry’s Café at 406 W. Coal Ave. and displayed a stab wound to bystanders by lifting his shirt outside the business.

He was wearing a camouflage shirt, black jacket and brown beanie.  Police were called and found him seated on a curb.  When the officer approached, there appeared to be blood coming from the man’s abdomen.  Medstar and the fire department were called.

The man did not respond to questions.  The officer rendered aid and the man was taken to the Gallup Indian Medical Center, where he was taken into surgery and then placed...

Man found dead at Arrowhead Motel

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Cleaning staff entered a room at the Arrowhead Motel at 1191 E. Hwy. 66 on the morning of Feb. 4 to find an unresponsive man inside.

Police and emergency personnel were notified and dispatched at 10:24 am.  They confirmed that Jackson Gorman, 62, of Window Rock, Ariz. had died.

Investigators said nothing stood out about the death that would identify it as being a result of foul play.

The body was sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for autopsy.


Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, Jan. 24

A Church Rock man is now facing ten charges after reportedly stabbing two people.

Fernando Largo, 24, has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery, three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of abuse of a child and a count each of tampering with evidence and resisting or evading an officer.

On Jan. 24, Gallup Police Officer Michael Eley was dispatched to the Redwood Lodge, 907 E. Hwy. 66, in connection with a stabbing. When he arrived, he saw a man and woman lying in the parking lot.

Nathan King was lying on his side with a visible laceration on his right side. Valicia Ayze had a visible wound to her left forearm.

Ayze said she...

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