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Alleged impaired driver strikes man on bike

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A man riding his bike near the Wendy’s at 2410 E. Highway 66 was struck by van and horrifically pinned under it until bystanders rescued him July 18.

And the driver, David T. Yazzie of Gallup, appeared intoxicated, possibly under the influence of controlled substances.

Gallup Police Department Officer Luke Martin responded to the scene, and found Johnny Lee sitting on the ground, east of the vehicle that hit him. He was suffering from shoulder pain and multiple abrasions. His bike sustained damaged, and Luke noted in his report that the handlebars were bent downward.

When Martin interviewed Yazzie, he said that he just got off work from KFC east, and was picking up his nephew from...

Former Oaks Springs Chapter employee pleads guilty to theft

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Used her position to steal nearly $40K

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Attorney General Ethel Branch announced July 24, that Deane Katherine Johnson, the former office maintenance specialist for the Oak Springs Chapter has pled guilty to a charge of Theft from a Tribal Organization, a federal felony offense.

In the plea agreement, Johnson admitted that in her position with the Oak Springs Chapter she knowingly and willfully took approximately $39,251.23 of funds belonging to the Chapter for her own use and the use of others.

“For too long, Chapter Officials and Employees have taken advantage of their positions to enrich themselves and their families at the expense of the Navajo Nation,”...

Ajo man sentenced for two sexual offences

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TUCSON, Ariz. – On July 25, Patrick Paul Charley, 39, of Ajo, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to concurrent terms of imprisonment for sexual offenses committed against two adult members of the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Charley had previously pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse committed in 2014 and was sentenced to 43 months’ imprisonment. Charley was also sentenced to a term of 16 months’ imprisonment for his plea of guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact from a 2011 incident.

After completing his imprisonment, Charley will be placed on lifetime federal supervision and will have to register as a sex...

DWI First Time Offenders

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NAME: Merlinda Friday

AGE: 41

BOOKED: 7/13/17


NAME: Celeste A. Manuelito

AGE: 27

BOOKED: 7/5/17



NAME: Trista Fern Benally

AGE: 24

BOOKED: 7/5/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI / Accident - damage to vehicle


NAME: Ben Lorenzo, Jr.

AGE: 41

BOOKED: 4/22/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI / Speeding


NAME: Samantha K. Manuelito

AGE: 48

BOOKED: 4/22/17

NOTES: Agg. DWI / Open Container


NAME: Ella Charles

AGE: 49

BOOKED: 4/19/17

NOTES: Open Container


NAME: Matthew Scott

AGE: 45

BOOKED: 4/6/17

NOTES: Open Container


NAME: Becky Martinez

AGE: 33

BOOKED: 4/9/17



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Everette Begay

07.24.17, 1:01 pm

Aggravated DWI, 3rd

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tammy Houghtaling was dispatched to the west end of town in an attempt to locate a teal colored Pontiac that was heading west on Hwy. 118 near the Motel 6. She was advised that the driver was DWI and had a 30-pack of beer in the vehicle.

After driving erratically over curbs and making wide right hand turns, the vehicle came to a stop on County Road 1.

Sgt. Houghtaling contacted the driver, identified as 40-year-old Begay of Ganado, AZ. The driver stated he had no driver’s license, registration, or insurance card since he had just purchased the vehicle from Troy’s Auto, but...

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