Navajo woman sentenced to probation in child abuse

The Daily Times staff
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A 22-year-old Navajo woman convicted in April of assault and child abuse was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

Bridget Wilson, of Sawmill, Ariz., was arrested Feb. 10 and charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury and child abuse in connection to a car crash that occurred in Navajo, N.M., located southwest of Sheep Springs, on April 4, 2014, according to court records.

Wilson's daughter was injured in the crash, according to court records, and those injuries were caused with intent or through criminally negligent behavior.

Wilson pleaded guilty to both offenses on April 15, according to the press release.

The DOJ states in its press release that the crash occurred in San Juan County, but an indictment for Wilson states the crash occurred in McKinley County.

DOJ media assistant Alyssa Ferda said Thursday the crash occurred in an area of the Navajo reservation that encompasses both McKinley County and San Juan County.