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Navajo Nation Council speaker accused of assault


Lawrence T. Morgan, the speaker of the Navajo Nation Council, is being accused of assault by a fellow council delegate.

Mark Maryboy, a delegate from Utah, said Morgan assaulted him in a bathroom at the council headquarters in Window Rock, Arizona. Another delegate witnessed the incident, according to a report Maryboy filed with the Navajo Nation police.

Law enforcement officials have been trying to reach Morgan but believe he is staying away from the reservation to avoid possible arrest, The Gallup Independent reported. But Morgan's office issued a statement declaring a "misunderstanding" with Maryboy and that the situation has been "resolved."

Get the Story:
Navajo Council Speaker accused of assault (George Joe/Rez Biz Magazine 4/21)
Push Comes to Shove (The Gallup Independent 4/22)

Relevant Links:
Navajo Nation Council - http://www.navajonationcouncil.org