FBI Media Alert: Man Faces Federal Charges in Navajo Nation Shooting Incident in New Mexico
Ewing Todacheene, 33, of Bloomfield, New Mexico, has been charged federally in connection with an incident in which he allegedly fired several rounds near houses and other buildings on the Navajo Nation on April 2, 2020.
Todacheene is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
He allegedly fired several rounds from a rifle while driving a vehicle in and near the community of Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle, southeast of Farmington, New Mexico.
No one was injured.
The Navajo Police Department arrested Todacheene, with the assistance of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Police, and the FBI, who all responded to the scene.
The FBI took custody of him on April 3.
Todacheene had an initial appearance via teleconference in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
The public is reminded all defendants are considered innocent unless convicted in a court of law.
(The FBI does not release mugshots of defendants in custody).