More charges filed against man accused of stealing from businesses

Noel Lyn Smith
Farmington Daily Times
Timothy Fowler

FARMINGTON — A San Juan County man accused of 14 felony charges in connection to a series of crimes at businesses in Farmington last month faces additional charges.

Timothy Fowler, 40, was charged on May 4 and accused of receiving or transferring stolen motor vehicles (first offense) and receiving stolen property (over $500 but not more than $2,500), according to court records.

He is accused of possessing a stolen riding lawn mower with the intent to sell the item and receiving two aluminum loading ramps that were reported stolen from a local business.

A detective with the Farmington Police Department obtained a search warrant on April 17 for two units at Hutton Plaza Self Storage, 2503 E. 20th Street, as part of an ongoing investigation, court records state.

The riding lawn mower, which was found with a new sales tag on it, and the aluminum loading ramps were among the items found in one of the units, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

A warrant for Fowler's arrest was issued on May 4 for the two felony charges, according to court records.

No attorney was listed for Fowler on the new set of charges. He has pending cases against him in Aztec District Court and in Farmington Magistrate Court.

Fowler was charged on April 19 with six counts of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, four counts of criminal trespass and one count each of receiving or transferring stolen motor vehicles, tampering with evidence, larceny and criminal damage to property.

He was booked into San Juan County Adult Detention Center on April 15 and released on April 16.

Fowler was arrested later that day in La Plata County, Colorado, and remains in custody in the La Plata County Jail.

An arraignment hearing was scheduled Monday in Aztec District Court for Fowler for charges of possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and larceny ($250 or less).

Charges of receiving stolen property (more than $2,500 but no more than $20,000) were dismissed on April 25 in Farmington Magistrate Court.

Noel Lyn Smith covers the Navajo Nation for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4636 or by email at