FARMINGTON — Police are searching for a man who allegedly stabbed his uncle on Sunday night.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Orel Nathaniel, 23. Nathaniel is wanted on suspicion of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to court documents.

Dennison James, 45, told police that Nathaniel is his nephew and he spent Sunday drinking at James' house on Apache Street with Derek Begay to celebrate Mother's Day.

At about 9 p.m., James told police that Nathaniel attacked him with a small knife for unknown reasons.
James suffered four small cuts on his arm and he was missing an piece of flesh about an inch big, according to court documents.

James told police that Nathaniel and Begay left James' home after the incident