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Police still searching for Washington Federal bank robber

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The Gallup Police Department and the FBI are still looking for a man who robbed Washington Federal bank on 221 W. Aztec Ave. April 16.

Gallup Police Department Cap. Marinda Spencer said the man entered the lobby of Washington Federal Bank just after it opened at 9 am and pulled out a gun, demanding money. The man then...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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Motel Hell

4/12, Gallup

A Gallup man is facing several felony charges after allegedly stabbing the mother of his children and threatening to kill her.

Thomas Dean Lunsford, 31, has been charged with aggravated battery of a household member, abuse of a child, false imprisonment, and interference with communication in an incident that occurred about 9 am at the Microtel Motel, 3270 West Historic Highway 66.

The victim, whose name has not been released, told Gallup police she had left the motel the night before leaving Lunsford with her three children, who ranged in age from one to four years old.

When she returned the next day to pick them up, she found Lunsford in a bad mood...


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Leland Anthony III

April 12, 8:51 pm


GPD Officer Victor Rodriguez headed to I-40 when a witness reported a driver swerving on the highway. The witness continued to track the driver until he reached U.S. Highway 66, where Rodriguez caught up with him. The driver was pulled over and Rodriguez asked him to identify himself. Anthony, 32, smelled of alcohol, according to the police report.

Rodriguez gave Anthony field sobriety tests, which he performed poorly on. Though he denied having had anything to drink, Anthony blew a .25 on his breath test before being booked.

Kenneth Price Jr.

April 11, 3:10 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

A rollover car crash brought McKinley...

Man from McKinley County pleads guilty to federal assault charges

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ALBUQUERQUE – Vinson Six, 39, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Smith Lake, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to assault charges.

Six was arrested on Dec. 13, 2017, on a three-count indictment charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon, a knife, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and robbery.  According to the indictment, Six committed the crimes on April 14, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M.

During today’s proceedings, Six pled guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.  In entering the guilty plea, Six admitted that on April 14, 2016, he forced himself into...

Crownpoint man pleads guilty to failing to update sex offender registration

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ALBUQUERQUE — Alton Jay Cowboy, 48, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Crownpoint, N.M., pleaded guilty April 5, in federal court in Albuquerque, to violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

SORNA, also known as the Adam Walsh Protection and Safety Act, requires that a convicted sex offender registers in each jurisdiction where the offender resides, where the offender is employed, or where the offender is a student and that the sex offender maintains current registrations.

Cowboy was charged by indictment on Feb. 27, with violating SORNA by failing to update his sex offender registration from April 4, 2017, through Dec. 27, 2017, in Bernalillo...
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