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Navajo woman sentenced for federal child abuse conviction

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ALBUQUERQUE – Kelly James, 35, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Albuquerque was sentenced Oct. 11, in federal court to three years of probation for her conviction on a misdemeanor child abuse charge.  In addition to the mandatory conditions of her probation, James will be required to complete...

FBI Alert: FBI offers $1,000 for information on suspicious death

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information regarding the suspicious death of Alan Jim.

On Feb. 7, Jim’s body was found in the southbound lane of County Road 7900, approximately 6.3 miles south of Highway 550 in the Chaco Canyon area of New Mexico.

Autopsy results indicate Jim died of blunt force trauma to his head and upper body.

Anyone with information regarding this death is asked to contact the FBI’s Albuquerque Field Office at (505) 889-1300.

The Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.

Weekly Police Activity Report

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It was a busy week for serving warrants. The Gallup Police Department and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office were both kept busy at insisting area scofflaws live up to their responsibilities.


GPD Warrants

Moses D. Alonzo (Parole/Probation Violation), Randy Austin (Magistrate Court), Ouray Benally (District Court), Randall Bill (Municipal Court), Leroy S. Bitsie (Municipal Court), Benjoe Cayadito (Magistrate Court), Randy Chee (Magistrate Court), Edison Davis (Municipal Court), Daryl J. Desiderio, Jr. (Failure to Appear), Joshua Desiderio (Out of County-Arizona), Paul Dubois (Magistrate Court), Darrell Eskeets (District Court), Manuel Garcia (Failure to Appear and Magistrate...

Dope house down: Narcotics task force arrest four in Gamerco

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The Region One Narcotics Task Force, utilizing five police officers from the Gallup Police Department, and one agent from the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office swept through a residence at 907 Cascade on Sept. 28, and arrested four people involved in the drug trade.

The operation is the end result of a month-long investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office in particular is very concerned about the increase in drug use in the county.

As Undersheriff Paul Lucero said, “Tell everyone that if they are going to deal drugs in McKinley County, we’ll be knocking on their door.”

Arrested in the raid today was Vernon Lasiloo with a state warrant in his name, and three family members...

Federal jury convicts Gallup man of first degree murder, witness tampering

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ALBUQUERQUE – A federal jury sitting in Santa Fe, N.M., returned a verdict on Sept. 30, finding Brian Tony guilty on first-degree murder and witness tampering charges after a five-day trial, announced Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney, Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, and Director Jesse Delmar of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety.

Tony, 46, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Gallup, N.M., was arrested on June 3, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a man by stabbing him in the head and neck and hitting him with a hammer.  According to the criminal complaint, Tony committed the murder on the...

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