San Juan Sheriff's deputies tase man accused of threatening women with knife

Harris Jim has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault

Joshua Kellogg
Farmington Daily Times
  • Jim had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on a DWI charge.
  • His bond is set at $18,900 cash/surety.
  • Jim allegedly punched a man in the face.
Harris Jim

FARMINGTON — A Fruitland man is accused of threatening two females with a knife and punching a man in the face outside a Kirtland residence.

Harris Jim, 30, was charged in Aztec Magistrate Court with two felony counts of aggravated assault along with misdemeanor resisting, evading or obstructing arrest and battery, according to court records. 

He had no legal representation as of this afternoon, according to court records.

Officers for the San Juan County Sheriff's Office were dispatched at 11:28 p.m. on June 7 to a residence on County Road 6255 after reports of a possible armed suspect. 

A woman told police after the incident that Jim was outside the residence when she and her mother returned from the store. 

Jim yelled at the women while holding a knife, stating he was going to see his kids and if he didn't, "he was going to do something about it," law enforcement officials said in the probable cause statement.

The women went into the residence and called the police, who formed a perimeter around the residence when they arrived on scene. 

A police corporal briefly spoke to Jim on the phone before Jim got agitated and hung up, according to court documents. 

The woman called police shortly after, stating Jim was trying to enter the residence. 


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Police abandoned the perimeter and proceeded towards Jim, ordering him to put the knife down and get on the ground, according to court documents. 

Jim allegedly ignored the orders and yelled an expletive at police then said "you just shoot me," according to the probable cause statement.

One of the officers brought out his stun gun and ordered Jim to stay out of the vehicle. 

Jim was shot in the upper chest with the stun gun as he allegedly ignored commands from the police to not get into the vehicle, according to court documents.

He fell to the ground with the knife in hand and struck his head while falling, causing a small cut above his eye, according to court documents.

Medics on scene examined his injury after Jim was handcuffed and placed in a patrol vehicle. 

The woman told police that before they arrived on scene her mother's boyfriend attempted to speak to Jim, but Jim punched the man in the face, according to court documents.

Jim also had a warrant out for his arrest after failing to appear in Farmington Magistrate Court for a sentencing hearing on a driving while under the influence of liquor/drugs charge, court records state.

He was incarcerated at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center as of this afternoon on a $18,900 cash/surety bond.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.