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Navajo Man Pleads Guilty to Commercial Robbery and Firearms Charges

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Trevor David Littleman, 25, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Crownpoint, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to violating the Hobbs Act, assault, and firearms charges.  Littleman’s plea agreement recommends that he be sentenced to a ten-year term of imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. 

Littleman was arrested on Sept. 18, 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with the armed robbery of the Giants Gas Station and Convenience Store located on New Mexico State Road 371, Main Street in Crownpoint, N.M.  According to the complaint, before departing from the store with cigarettes and cash from the cash registers, Littleman fired a round of ammunition into the ceiling.  Officers allegedly found a 9mm casing and shattered fluorescent light and debris on the floor of the gas station.

Littleman subsequently was indicted on Oct. 11, 2017, and was charged with robbing the gas station, a business engaged in interstate commerce, assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm, and using and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  The indictment charged Littleman with committing the offenses on Sept. 8, 2017, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M.

During today’s proceedings, Littleman pled guilty to the indictment, and admitted that on Sept. 8, 2017, he robbed the gas station at gunpoint, demanding cigarettes and money, and threatening to shoot the clerk if he did not comply.  Littleman further admitted discharging his firearm by firing a round into the ceiling of the store before running out of the store and leaving the area in a vehicle that was waiting for him. 

Littleman remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by the Crownpoint office of the Navajo Nation Division

Updated October 1, 2018

Firearms Offenses
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime