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Navajo Nation Council spokesman arrested after relative hurt

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the communications director for the Navajo Nation Council has been arrested for allegedly injuring a relative at his Gallup home. The Gallup Independent reported Wednesday that 36-year-old Alray Nelson — who also is the executive director of Navajo Nation Pride — is facing charges of aggravated battery and evading or obstructing an officer. Court documents state that Nelson allegedly pushed a relative down some stairs. That caused the relative to be knocked unconscious briefly when that person hit their head on a glass coffee table. Nelson declined to comment on the case Thursday when reached by The Associated Press.