FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
August 3, 2016

Man Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Federal Officer on Navajo Reservation

Larry Emerson Jr., 36, was arrested on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, for allegedly assaulting a federal law enforcement officer on the Navajo Reservation.

The FBI apprehended Emerson in Gallup, New Mexico, with the assistance of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office and Gallup Police Department.

Emerson is accused of assaulting a Bureau of Indian Affairs-commissioned Navajo Police Officer in Shiprock, New Mexico, on July 6.

Emerson, of Newcomb, New Mexico, is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Thursday.

The public is reminded all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.