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Police say Jose Garcia, 33, was stabbed at a residence on South Butler Avenue and then transported to a home on Spruce Street

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FARMINGTON — Police on Friday investigated a nonfatal stabbing in south Farmington.

Officers were dispatched at 4 p.m. to a residence at 1424 S. Butler Ave. after receiving reports of the incident, according to Farmington police Cpl. Colt Kalcich.

Capt. Daryl Noon said officers learned at the scene that Jose Garcia, 33, of Farmington, was stabbed at the residence and then transported by a person two blocks north to a location on Spruce Street.

Noon said on Friday evening that police identified the man's girlfriend, Rose Beeson, 35, of Farmington, as a suspect in the stabbing.

Paramedics treated Garcia at the scene and transported him to San Juan Regional Medical Center, according to Kalcich. Hospital spokeswoman Laura Werbner confirmed Friday night that Garcia was at the hospital but said she could not yet provide his condition.

Noon said on Friday evening that Garcia's wounds were not fatal.

Noon said police were seeking a warrant for Beeson on a charge of aggravated battery on a household member. Noon said at 8 p.m. that police had not apprehended Beeson. Noon also said the woman was wanted on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant.

Authorities briefly shut down traffic on South Butler Avenue between Tamarack and East Willow streets during the investigation and asked residents to remain out of the area. Noon said police established a crime scene in the back of the residence, and officers questioned neighbors in the afternoon.

At about 4:40 p.m,., a man was led out of the residence at 1424 S. Butler Ave. in handcuffs and placed into a squad car. Noon said the man was arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant. A man and woman were also questioned outside the residence.

Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644. 

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