Man charged in stabbing at Farmington motel

Steve Garrison The Daily Times
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A 30-year-old Farmington man is being held on a $10,600 bond after being accused of stabbing a man at the Anasazi Inn in Farmington last weekend.

Alanzo Charley was charged Monday in Farmington Magistrate Court with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and drug paraphernalia possession.

According to the arrest warrant, Farmington police officers were dispatched at 1 p.m. Saturday to the Anasazi Inn, 903 W. Main St., after receiving reports of a stabbing.

Officers made contact with Charley in the parking lot of the motel, the warrant states.

He immediately threw a 3-1/2-inch folding knife to the ground and admitted to stabbing Earl Peshlukai in a room at the motel, according to the warrant.

Officers entered the room and found blood on the bed and wall, the warrant states. Peshlukai was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center and treated for a stab wound to his neck.

Two friends of Charley and Peshlukai were in the room when police arrived, according to the warrant.

Dalainis Killsinsight told detectives the group had been drinking since the morning, and the men had been arguing throughout the day.

She said at one point during the argument, Charley pulled an item, later discovered to be a knife, out of his backpack.

She said she went to the bathroom briefly, and when she returned, the men were wrestling on the bed, and Peshlukai was bleeding from the neck, the warrant states.

Charley told detectives he stabbed Peshlukai because he was "pushing my buttons," the warrant states.

Charley will appear at a preliminary examination hearing on Wednesday, according to court records.

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.