Farmington man charged with kidnapping, raping fiancee

Steve Garrison
The Daily Times

AZTEC — A 38-year-old Farmington man was arraigned in district court on Tuesday on allegations that he repeatedly raped his fiancee during a three-day methamphetamine binge.

David Ray Davis was charged in Aztec Magistrate Court on Aug. 4 with first-degree kidnapping and three counts of second-degree criminal sexual penetration.

Deputies from the San Juan County Sheriff's Office were dispatched on Aug. 7 to the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners' Farmington office to investigate an alleged rape, according to Davis' arrest warrant affidavit.

A woman told investigators she got into a fight with her fiance and caretaker, Davis, shortly after he was released from jail on Aug. 3. She said the next day she was either knocked unconscious or had a seizure at the couple's trailer.

She alleges in the affidavit that Davis found her, brought her to his bed and proceeded to rape her over the course of several days using various objects, including a television remote control. She said he tied her up and became more violent after injecting methamphetamine.

The woman told police that she managed to call state authorities on Aug. 7, when Davis took her vehicle and left the trailer, the affidavit states. She was transported to the sexual assault investigation center to speak with examiners, the affidavit states.

Davis was convicted in 2002 of felony possession of a controlled substance and convicted in 2004 of distribution of a controlled substance, according to court records.

Judge Trudy Reed-Chase found probable cause on Aug. 8 that the crimes alleged were committed, and the case was referred to district court.

Court records do not indicate when Davis will next appear in court.

Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644 and Follow him on Twitter @SteveGarrisonDT on Twitter.