Police ID delivery driver stabbed in Farmington

A police spokeswoman says the victim was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries

The Daily Times staff
Detective George Joy with the Farmington Police Department collects evidence on Wednesday while investigating the stabbing of a UPS delivery driver at the Royal Mobile Home Park on West Animas Street in Farmington.

FARMINGTON — Police have identified the UPS employee stabbed this morning in Farmington as 25-year-old Colton Kennedy.

Farmington police officers were dispatched at 10:17 a.m. to the Royal Mobile Home Park, 725 W. Animas St. in Farmington, after receiving reports of the stabbing, according to police spokeswoman Georgette Allen.

Police learned Kennedy was stabbed repeatedly outside a residence while delivering packages, according to Allen.

Allen said Kennedy was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Hospital spokeswoman Laura Werbner said Kennedy was released by this afternoon.

Farmington Police Department officers and detectives investigate the stabbing of a UPS delivery driver on Wednesday at the Royal Mobile Home Park on West Animas Street in Farmington.

Allen said detectives continued to investigate the stabbing this afternoon.

No motive has been established, and the weapon has not been recovered, according to Allen.

A UPS spokesman said in a statement that the company was working with police on their investigation into the attack.

"Our concern right now is with the health and recovery of our driver," the spokesman said.

The suspect was described as a 5-foot-10-inch Native American male with a thin build and light facial hair on his chin, according to Allen. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts can contact the San Juan County Communications Authority at 505-334-6622.

Farmington Police Department officers and detectives talk with a Royal Mobile Home Park resident, at right, while investigating the stabbing of a delivery driver on Wednesday.