Blanco man charged with attempted murder in stabbing

Steve Garrison The Daily Times
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — An 18-year-old Blanco man was charged Thursday with attempted murder and two counts of child abuse in connection to a stabbing that occurred Wednesday evening at a home east of Farmington.

Jacob Alcon was charged at Aztec Magistrate Court with second-degree attempted murder and two counts of child abuse.

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that Alcon is being held at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a $250,000 surety bond.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, deputies were dispatched at 6:23 p.m. Wednesday to a residence at 8 County Road 5795 southeast of Farmington in reference to a stabbing.

The victim, Victor Escojeda, was found by detectives suffering from multiple stab wounds and was transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center, the affidavit states.

Escojeda, 28, of Farmington, was in critical condition Thursday, according to the press release.

Alcon was detained by deputies and found to have cuts on both his left and right hand, the report states.

Alcon told deputies in a statement that Escojeda, a former coworker, had invited him and his 17-year-old sister to his home earlier that day.

He said that they drank alcohol and smoked marijuana, but Alcon became enraged with Escojeda because he believed the 28-year-old man was trying to have sex with his sister, according to the affidavit.

He told detectives that when Escojeda had his back turned to him, he stabbed him. Escojeda then tried to fight him off, Alcon said, but he overpowered Escojeda and stabbed him approximately 20 more times, the affidavit states.

Alcon told detectives that he cut his hands after losing his grip on the switchblade. Alcon's sister also suffered minor cuts to her hands while trying to stop her brother, the affidavit states.

Escojeda's 4-year-old son was in the room at the time of the stabbing, the complaint states.

Alcon faces 15 years in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted on all counts.

A preliminary examination hearing is scheduled to take place Tuesday, according to court records.

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