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Two Navajo Men Charged with Carjacking Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced today that Brian Levi and Daryl Levi were arraigned on an indictment charging them with carjacking resulting in serious bodily injury. Brian, 37, of Shiprock, and his brother, Daryl, 40, of Shiprock, enrolled members of the Navajo Nation, will both remain in custody pending trial, which has not been scheduled.

A federal grand jury indicted the Levi brothers on Nov. 23, 2022. According to the indictment and other court records, on May 17, 2020, the victim, John Doe, was parked in his car at the Gulf Gas Station in Shiprock when Brian and Daryl attacked Doe through the car window and removed him from the car before one of them got into the driver’s seat and drove away. Doe suffered serious bodily injury including a stab wound.

An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, both brothers face up to 25 years in prison.

The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Navajo Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Alexander F. Flores is prosecuting the case.

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Updated July 11, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-145