FARMINGTON — A San Juan County woman was stabbed in the eye, lung and ribs at a Farmington laundromat on Saturday afternoon, and police arrested the suspect on Wednesday.
Sophie Yazzie, 27, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated burglary and tampering with evidence, according to a Farmington police press release. She was taken into custody from her friend's home in Waterflow.
Yazzie allegedly stabbed 24-year-old Jerrine Padilla 13 times with a folding knife, including once in the eye. Padilla's lung was punctured and a rib was broken by the blade, said Farmington police Det. Heather Chavez.
Padilla and Yazzie were friends, and they were arguing about money when they started fighting, she said.
Police responded to the Quick Stop Laundry, 330 West 20th St., at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
“The responding officer said (Padilla) was crying and moaning, and she couldn't say anything,” Chavez said.
Padilla was taken to San Juan Regional Medical Center and then flown to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.
Doctors said she is in stable condition but she may lose an eye, Chavez said.
Yazzie was staying at friend's house when she was arrested at about 4 p.m. Monday. She was booked into the San Juan County Detention Center on a $40,000 bond.