Walker sentenced to five years of probation a day before alleged incident in unrelated case



FARMINGTON —  An Aztec man is accused of fracturing a man's skull a day after being sentenced to five years of probation.

Robert Walker, 24, was charged and accused of a second-degree felony count of aggravated burglary, according to court documents.

Walker is accused of entering a residence without permission on the east side of Bloomfield on Oct. 25 and attacking a man, then leaving the scene, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

He did not have legal representation as of this afternoon, according to court records.

The victim was found by a woman around 1 p.m. on Oct. 25, in a vehicle in front of a residence on County Road 4865.

The woman reported the victim appeared battered with a cut above one of his eyes, and he was going in and out of consciousness. The victim was transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center.

A detective for the San Juan County Sheriff's Office later found out the victim's injuries included a fractured skull, several lacerations and contusions to his face, according to court documents.

During an interview with detectives, the owner of the residence said Walker entered the home through an open front door, briefly spoke to her about the victim and then left her room and closed the door. She added the victim had been staying at the residence on and off for the last couple of days before the alleged incident.

The homeowner told detectives she heard a bunch of yelling and noise in the other room and exited her room when the noise stopped. She found the victim battered on the ground outside the front door of the residence, according to court documents.

The homeowner said Walker got up and walked away with a Hispanic male.

She went into another part of the house to get a rag for the victim, but she was unable to find the victim afterward, according to court documents.

The San Juan County District Attorney's Office filed an expedited motion for pretrial detention to hold Walker without bond.

He had been sentenced to five years of supervised probation in four felony cases during a hearing scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 in Aztec District Court, according to the motion.

Charges in three felony cases were dismissed.

The motion states Walker was accused of committing eight felony cases with a total of 19 felony charges between March 27, 2016, and Dec. 19, 2016.

Walker's preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday in Aztec Magistrate Court. A hearing regarding pretrial detention is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday in Aztec District Court.

He was incarcerated at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a no-bond hold as of this afternoon.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at jkellogg@daily-times.com.

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