FBI searching for Native American robber

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PHOENIX – Morgan Juwan Pavinyama, 20, is wanted for his alleged involvement in a robbery and a burglary in Moenkopi Village, Arizona, in 2016.

On May 24, 2017, a federal arrest warrant was issued in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, and Pavinyama was charged with robbery, use of a firearm during a crime of violence, and burglary in the third degree.

Pavinyama should be considered armed and dangerous as well as a flight risk.

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If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Field Office: Phoenix

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Aliases:

Morgan J. Pavinyama, Morgan Pavinyama, Morgan Black

Date(s) of Birth Used

November 28, 1997

Hair

Black

Eyes

Brown

Height

5’7″ to 5’8″

Weight

150 to 160 pounds

Sex

Male

Race

Native American

Scars and Marks

Pavinyama has a tattoo of a crown on his left temple, the letter M on his chest, and a star on his left forearm.

Remarks:

Pavinyama has previously resided in Moenkopi Village, Arizona.

UPDATE: Jan. 25

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 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.

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

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