FARMINGTON — A dispute over a girl led a 17-year-old to stab a 16-year-old at a carnival Saturday at McGee Park, according to a press release from the San Juan County Sheriff's Office.
The dispute began before the carnival carnival, and the teenagers' meeting at the event was coincidental, according to the press release.
Deputies who were working at the carnival responded to the fight and broke up an altercation between several male juveniles. As the juveniles left, the 16-year-old, who is from Bloomfield, realized he had been stabbed in the back and leg, according to the press release.
He was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The 17-year-old suspect, who is from Farmington, was questioned and admitted to stabbing the other teenager.
He will be petitioned through the Juvenile Probation Office on the charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. A petition is filed when a juvenile does something that would be a crime if he or she were an adult.