Gallup man arrested for stabbing relative

ALBUQUERQUE, April 17, 2014

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Calvin Bennie Fuson, who was wanted by the FBI and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety in connection with a Christmas Day stabbing of an adult relative, has been arrested.

The Shiprock District of the Navajo Police arrested Fuson in Shiprock, N.M., on Monday. Fuson is expected to have an initial federal court appearance in Farmington today.

On Jan. 22, 2014, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Fuson by the U.S. Court for the District of New Mexico, after he was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with the intent to do bodily harm.

Fuson, of Gallup, is accused of stabbing the relative in the chest with a long kitchen knife in Naschitti, N.M., on the Navajo Reservation, on Dec. 25, 2013. The relative survived.

No further information will be released until after Fuson's court appearance.

Borrego Pass man sentenced for child sexual abuse

ALBUQUERQUE -- Ronald Martinez, 39, from Borrego Pass, N.M., was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for his child sexual abuse conviction.

Martinez will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.

Martinez was arrested in April 2013 on an indictment charging him with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and two counts of abusive sexual contact.

According to the indictment, between 1996 and 2002, Martinez aided and abetted sexual contact and abuse with two child victims who had not attained the age of 12 years on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

On Nov. 20, 2013, Martinez pleaded guilty to the two aggravated child sexual abuse charges.

According to Martinez's plea agreement, in September 2011, a 17-year-old victim reported being sexually abused by Martinez when she was five or six years old. The victim further reported that Martinez also abused another child during that same period in time.

Martinez admitted abusing the two victims by directing a third child to sexually abuse and to sexually assault the two victims. Martinez also admitted threatening the two victims so that they would not reveal the abuse. Martinez admitted that the child who abused the two victims did so after being threatened by Martinez.


State police report busy weekend

GALLUP -- New Mexico State Police Officers in the Grants and Gallup areas had a busy weekend. Three officers arrested six driving while intoxicated offenders between April 11 at 5:30 p.m. and April 13 at 7:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Department of Public Safety.

The following individuals were arrested for the following charges:

On April 11, Chavez Johnson, 32, was arrested for DWI and had a blood alcohol content of .14. Tyson Cooke was also arrested for DWI. He refused to be tested.

On April 12, Cruz Palomino, 37, was arrested and also refused to be tested.

On April 13, Timothy Garcia, 28, was arrested for aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, a fourth degree felony, and a fourth DWI offense, a fourth degree felony. His blood alcohol content was .27, which is over three times the legal limit.

Also arrested on April 13 was Anthony Velasquez, 45, for DWI. He had a blood alcohol content of .16, which is twice the legal limit.

Shbiyai Lewis was also arrested April 13 for DWI. A search warrant was issued for the blood of Lewis, which will be analyzed by the state laboratory to determine the alcohol content.

The New Mexico State Police continue to aggressively enforce the DWI laws of New Mexico to ensure safe communities and highways in New Mexico.

Whiteriver man sentenced for 2 counts of assault

PHOENIX-- On April 8, Ronald Josh Lupe, 27, of Whiteriver, Ariz., was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment after pleading guilty Dec. 9, 2013, to two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, according to a news release from the attorney's office.

During Lupe's two-year relationship with his girlfriend, he physically abused her on multiple occasions. The victim was hospitalized a number of times as a result of Lupe's abuse, resulting in her sustaining serious bodily injury.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in this case conducted the investigation.

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