Murder suspect allegedly hit victim with truck
The alleged incident took place following an argument over beer at the victim's residence
FARMINGTON — A man has been charged with first degree murder for allegedly killing a man by striking him with a pickup truck Monday night after an argument over a beer.
Anthony Wagon, 20, allegedly struck Jeremy Beard, 29, with his pickup truck in the area of 2310 W. Apache St., according to a Farmington Police Department press release.
Wagon allegedly drove over the curb and hit Beard and then fled from the scene, according to the press release. Beard died at the scene from his injuries.
Officers were dispatched to West Apache Street near North Gooding Lane around 8:25 p.m. on Monday to respond to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.
Police learned the alleged incident took place following an argument at Beard's residence that involved him, Wagon and another man, according to the press release.
Georgette Allen, Farmington police spokeswoman, said the argument was over a beer. She said one of the subjects accused another of taking his drink.
Beard left his home in the El Ray Trailer Court and started walking westbound on West Apache Street. Wagon then got in his pickup truck and drove after Beard allegedly striking and killing him.
The Farmington police Gang Unit assisted in the investigation and was able to locate Wagon at his home off N.M. Highway 371 south of Farmington.
He was transported to the Farmington police station for questioning, where he was later arrested and charged, according to the press release.
He is currently being held at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a $500,000 cash bond.
Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.
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