FARMINGTON — Two men were stabbed during a fight Thursday evening that started at the Farmer's Market in Bloomfield and continued on the side of a road.
As of Friday evening, the suspects had not been arrested, police said.
At about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, a fight broke out in the parking lot of the Farmer's Market at 401 W. Broadway Ave., according to a Bloomfield Police Department news release. According to police, Tarrell Commanche, 24, of Huerfano, and an unidentified man were working on a blue car in the store's parking lot. A silver car with four men -- including the two stabbing victims, Robert Murphy, 24, and Nathaniel Wilson, 21, both of Bloomfield -- pulled into an adjacent parking space.
While one of the men went inside the store, the others were "joking with each other and having a good time," according to the news release. Commanche and the other unidentified man suspected the men were mocking Commanche.
"The suspect thought they were making fun of him or teasing him," said Bloomfield police Sgt. Marlyn Wyatt.
A fight started, and Commanche took a collapsible baton from his pickup, which was parked nearby, and smashed the windshield of the silver car, according to police.
Then Commanche and the unidentified man left the scene in the blue car and the pickup, heading south on Bloomfield Boulevard, according to police. And the men in the silver car followed.
The pickup pulled over near Industrial Road and South Bloomfield Boulevard, and Commanche and Murphy got into a fight, according to police. That's when police say Commanche stabbed Murphy in the left side of his chest and slashed his left chest and side.
Meanwhile, the blue car pulled up, prompting a fight between Wilson and the unidentified man.
After Murphy was stabbed, both he and Wilson jumped back in the car. According to police, Commanche then stabbed Wilson in the back as Wilson was ducking to avoid the broken glass on the rear passenger window.
The men in the silver car drove to Murphy's home, and his girlfriend took both Murphy and Wilson to San Juan Regional Medical Center, where both were treated and released.
A warrant is pending for Commanche, and police plan to charge him with aggravated battery and criminal damage to property, said Chief Mike Kovacs. Police are also searching for the other man, he said.Ryan Boetel covers crime for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644 and email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @rboetel on Twitter.