James Schultz
James Schultz (Courtesy of San Juan County Adult Detention Center)
FARMINGTON — A Farmington man was arrested after San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputies said he fired a gun Sunday at a man and then raped that man’s cross-dressing companion.

The sheriff’s office said James Schultz, 53, picked up two people  — Gabriel Henderson, 26, and Henderson’s friend, a 35-year-old cross-dressing man — at a Farmington gas station.

He drove the men to his home on Auburn Avenue, and, after showing off his gun collection, Schultz ordered Henderson to leave his property and fired at least three shots as Henderson ran away. He then returned to the home and raped Henderson’s friend while holding him at gunpoint, according to an affidavit filed by the sheriff’s office on Tuesday. Henderson told Schultz that the man was a prostitute, according to the documents.

Schultz was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, criminal sexual penetration, assault with the intent to commit a violent felony, aggravated assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was booked into the San Juan County Detention Center on a no-bond warrant.

Schultz was previously convicted of two felonies, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle in 2006 and disarming a peace officer in 2008.

Schultz was arrested Sunday after he drove to his home intoxicated while officers were at the residence conducting their investigation, according to the sheriff’s office. He was arrested on suspicion of his fourth drunken driving charge while officers investigated.

“Search warrants were obtained and executed and firearms were located inside the residence,” said Lt. Cory Tanner.  “Schultz, a convicted felon, admitted to possessing the guns and using one to scare Henderson off the property.”  

Chuck Slothower covers business for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4638 and cslothower@daily-times.com. Follow him @Dtchuck on Twitter.