FBI Phoenix
Jill McCabe
(623) 466-1844
January 26, 2018

Law Enforcement Announces Arrest of Suspect

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at around 10 p.m., the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety and Arizona Department of Public Safety took Morgan Juwan Pavinyama into custody without incident. He was located between Kaibeto and Page, Arizona. Pavinyama was wanted for his alleged involvement in a robbery and burglary in Moenkopi Village, Arizona in 2016.

He made his initial appearance in federal court, Wednesday.

The FBI would like to thank the public and the media for the tips that were called in, along with the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety and Arizona Department of Public Safety for their diligence in capturing this suspect without incident.

Further questions can be referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Thank you all for your assistance with this.

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All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Criminal Case number: 3:17-cr-08116-GMS