Harvey has three criminal cases pending in district court

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FARMINGTON — A Farmington man is facing multiple charges after being accused of attacking a female victim more than once and violating a judge's court order.

Harrison Harvey, 29, was charged on Nov. 3 and accused of a third-degree felony count of aggravated battery and a misdemeanor count of battery against a household member, according to a criminal complaint.

He is accused of strangling a woman twice and punching her twice in the face during the night of Oct. 31 at a Farmington residence, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Harvey did not have legal representation as of this morning.

The woman spoke to an officer for the Farmington Police Department on Nov. 1 after the alleged incident.

She told police Harrison charged at her and grabbed her by the throat while the two had an argument.

The woman added she struggled to breathe for about five to six seconds before Harrison released his hand from her throat and punched her in the face.

Harrison is accused of pushing the woman onto a bed, climbing on top of her and strangling her a second time, according to court documents.

The woman told police that Harrison punched her in the face a second time after he released his grip on her throat.

The affidavit states Harrison was arrested on Oct. 21 and charged with a fourth-degree felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor count of battery on a household member.

The woman is the victim in both cases, according to court documents.

He was released from the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on Oct. 27 on his own recognizance with orders to avoid all contact with the victim, according to court records.

Harrison was taken into custody and transported to the county jail on Nov. 1 during investigation of the aggravated battery case.

He was later released from custody that day after it was determined the original warrant for arrest had not been picked up from Farmington Magistrate Court, according to the affidavit.

Harrison was later arrested in the aggravated battery case on Nov. 3, according to Farmington police spokesperson Georgette Allen.

District Judge John Dean Jr. ordered Harrison be held at the county jail pending trial on Thursday, according to San Juan County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dustin O'Brien.

The district attorney's office filed a motion to hold Harrison without bond and cited his pending court cases and previous convictions, according to a copy of the motion.

Harrison has a felony conviction for attempting to receive stolen property and driving while under the influence of liquor or drugs (fourth offense), according to court records.

The preliminary hearing on Harrison's aggravated battery case and aggravated stalking case are set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Farmington Magistrate Court.

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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