Two men arrested for assault and battery on police officers
One suspect accused of kicking State Police officer in face
FARMINGTON — Two men have been arrested and charged with battery and assault on police officers in separate cases.
Jarrett Bee, 22, faces seven charges, including felony counts of battery upon a police officer and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, after being accused of kicking a New Mexico State Police officer in the face, according to court documents.
Bee had no legal representation listed this afternoon, according to court records.
The incident occurred during a traffic stop around 11:10 p.m. on Aug. 12 near the Giant gas station in Farmington at 531 E. Broadway Ave., according to the criminal complaint.
Bee was handcuffed and placed in the back of the patrol vehicle as a safety issue after approaching the officer too quickly during the traffic stop, according to court documents.
While in the back seat of the patrol vehicle, Bee allegedly started kicking the back window of the vehicle. The officer opened the door of the vehicle and Bee stuck his feet out of the doorway, preventing the officer from closing the door.
Bee allegedly started kicking as the officer attempted to grab his legs to put him back inside the vehicle and kicked the officer in the face, according to court documents.
The officer took Bee out of the vehicle and pinned him to the ground until another officer arrived at the scene to place him in the back seat of the vehicle.
While police were interviewing the occupants of the truck, Bee is accused of kicking the back window of the vehicle a second time. One of the officers then tethered Bee's legs together, according to court documents.
There were five occupants in the truck between the ages of 13 and 19. A 17-year-old passenger told police all the occupants, including Bee, were drinking alcohol in the vehicle, according to court documents.
Several items, including marijuana, a pipe with marijuana residue, an open container of vodka and 10 bottles of alcohol, were found during a search of the vehicle.
In another case, Isaac Carrillo, 45, is accused of threatening a San Juan County Sheriff's Office deputy with a knife around 5:50 p.m. on Aug. 13 at a home along County Road 1643, according to the probable cause statement.
He is accused of a felony count of aggravated assault upon a peace officer (deadly weapon), according to court records.
Sarah Field, Carrillo's public defender, did not respond to requests for comment.
The deputy was dispatched to the home on a report of a domestic dispute. At the scene, the deputy found two men in the back yard, including Carrillo, who had an 8- to 10-inch knife attached at his waist.
When the deputy asked Carrillo to remove the knife, Carrillo allegedly became "irate" and started screaming at the deputy as Carillo attempted to remove the knife from his belt, according to court documents.
The deputy unholstered his handgun and ordered Carrillo to stop moving and drop the knife. Carrillo removed the knife from his waist and pointed the knife at the deputy while yelling at him, according to court documents.
An unidentified man ran toward Carrillo and grabbed him to try and stop him from advancing toward the deputy. Carrillo then allegedly threw the knife into the grass as the unidentified man placed himself between the deputy and Carrillo, according to court documents.
The deputy ordered Carrillo to get on the ground, and Carrillo responded by removing all his clothes, according to the probable cause statement.
A corporal from the sheriff's office and a State Police officer arrived on scene, and Carrillo was arrested.
Both men were released on Aug. 14, and each has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday in Aztec Magistrate Court.
Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.