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Thomacita Edison

June 2, 6:11 pm

Aggravated DWI with minor in vehicle

A call for a welfare check on a child led to Thomacita Edison, 30, of Santa Fe, being arrested for DWI with a minor in her vehicle.

Metro Dispatch received the reports of a welfare check of a child in a residence on the 600 block of West Mesa Avenue. Gallup Officer Jarad Albert responded to a call for assistance on locating the child from Officers Jamaal Coleman and Daniel Brown around 7:30 pm. The father of the child said she was not at home and was possibly out with her friends somewhere in town.

The officers received information stating the child was at the Econo Lodge at 3101 W. Hwy. 66 with a woman, later identified as Edison. Albert and Sgt. John Gonzales arrived at the hotel and questioned the staff, who confirmed Edison had been staying at the hotel. Officers checked the room where Edison had been staying, where they met another man who told them Edison left the room sometime before they arrived.

Shortly afterwards, Albert saw a silver Nissan passenger car that Edison reportedly drove pull into a parking space. There was a woman in the driver seat and a child in the passenger seat, who was later identified as the child from the welfare check. Albert met the driver, Edison, who showed signs of intoxication including bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and a smell of alcohol inside the vehicle. Other officers arrived to speak with the child while Albert spoke to Edison.

She told Albert the child asked to be picked up from her father’s house on Mesa Avenue. She gave inconsistent answers about her last consumed drink when Albert questioned her. In his report, Albert said he observed her swaying in place in addition to the aforementioned intoxication signs.

Edison agreed to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, but performed poorly and was determined to be under the influence and was placed under arrest. Edison agreed to the breath test and was transported to the Gallup Police Department, where she took the test and posted samples of .33 and .32. She was transported to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for aggravated DWI and DWI with a minor in the vehicle.

Her pre-trial hearing is set for Aug. 11.

Name: Dewayne Yazza

Age: 32

Arrested: June 30

Charge: Aggravated DWI (Second)

Status: Pre-trial hearing on Aug. 9

Name: Monako James

Age: 29

Arrested: July 3

Charge: Aggravated DWI

Status: Motion hearing on Oct. 4

Name: Monica Nachin

Age: 41

Arrested: June 24

Charge: Aggravated DWI

Status: Motion hearing on Sept. 27

Name: Kyle Tsosie

Age: 25

Arrested: June 12

Charge: DWI

Status: Motion hearing on Sept. 6

Name: Adam Shorty

Age: 27

Arrested: May 20

Charge: DWI

Status: Pre-trial hearing on Aug. 4

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