State drops charges in Farmington hit-and-run

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — The state has dismissed charges against Matthias Slim related to an April hit-and-run at the Navajo Trading Co.

Slim, 29, of Farmington, was accused of running a woman over with his vehicle at about 2 p.m. on April 20 at the trading company at 126 E. Main St. in Farmington, according to court records. The woman's boyfriend told police Slim ran his girlfriend over after a dispute over $20, records state.

The woman was treated at San Juan Regional Medical Center for a broken femur and pelvis, among other injuries, according to records.

San Juan County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dustin O'Brien said today witnesses in the case failed to make scheduled court appearances. The district attorney's office was therefore forced to dismiss charges against Slim, he said.

He said prosecutors could refile charges against Slim if the witnesses are located.

A warrant for 23-year-old Tanya Spang, an alleged accomplice in the hit-and-run, remained active, according to O'Brien.