Police investigate stabbing in Flora Vista

The Daily Times staff
San Juan County Sheriff's Office detective Sgt. Candice Montoya talks on Monday at the Farmers Market grocery story in Flora Vista about a stabbing.

FARMINGTON — The San Juan County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing that occurred Monday afternoon in Flora Vista.

Creighton Smith was dropped off by a vehicle at approximately 3:45 p.m. Monday at the Farmer's Market grocery store off N.M. Highway 516 in Flora Vista, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Office detective Sgt. Candice Montoya.

Smith, 28, of Kirtland, told employees he had been stabbed and needed medical care. The employees called 911 to report the stabbing at 3:51 p.m., according to police dispatchers.

Montoya said Smith was treated at San Juan Regional Medical Center for two stab wounds, as well as scratches and bruises. Montoya said Smith was in stable condition on Monday evening.

Smith told detectives he sustained the wounds in an altercation, but detectives have not yet identified a suspect, according to Montoya.

Detectives are looking for the driver of the vehicle that dropped Smith off at the grocery store. Montoya described the vehicle as a yellow Ford F-150 pick-up truck.

Montoya said the driver is not a suspect in the battery, but he could have information that is relevant to the investigation.

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office investigates a stabbing on Monday in Flora Vista. Police say a man with stab wounds was dropped off Monday afternoon at the Farmers Market grocery story in Flora Vista.