Judge revokes release of Farmington woman

Scroth is being held without bail at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center

The Daily Times staff, Farmington Daily Times
Anna Marie Schroth

FARMINGTON — A Farmington women facing three sets of felony charges was taken into custody today after a judge revoked the conditions of her release. 

Anna Marie Schroth, 40, is being held at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center without bail after Judge Karen Townsend ruled in favor of a motion filed by San Juan County Deputy District Attorney David Cowen.

Schroth has posted bond on the three sets of charges. She most recently posted bond on Oct. 28 after being charged in Farmington Magistrate Court with attempted murder after she allegedly attacked her ex-husband with a baseball bat.

Cowen said the nature of the charges Schroth is facing are substantial, and the district attorney's office has an obligation to protect the community and the witnesses in the case. The ex-husband is named in two of the cases against Schroth, according to the motion filed in district court. 

Arlon Stoker, Schroth's attorney, said he advised the court he would be raising "abused wife syndrome" as a defense. Stoker said his client endured many years of abuse at the hands of her ex-husband.