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Arizona Man Charged with Assault in Indian Country

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Olan Jumbo appeared in federal court on an indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Jumbo, 30, of Fort Defiance, Arizona, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, will remain on conditions of release in the third-party custody of a halfway house pending trial, which has not yet been scheduled.

According to the indictment, on Nov. 26, 2022, Jumbo killed Jane Doe by unlawfully operating a motor vehicle with wanton and reckless disregard for life and assaulted John Doe with a motor vehicle, causing serious bodily injury.

An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Jumbo faces up to 10 years in prison.

The Gallup Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Navajo Police Department and Department of Criminal Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meg Tomlinson is prosecuting the case.

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Updated January 25, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 24-35