Suspect was allegedly found naked in a closet by police


FARMINGTON — A Farmington man accused of residential burglary and receiving stolen property could serve nearly seven years in prison for allegedly violating his probation.

Joshua Beasley, 31, is accused of residential burglary, resisting an officer, receiving stolen property and tampering with evidence across two separate cases in Farmington Magistrate Court, according to court documents.

Beasley is accused of residential burglary and resisting an officer after he allegedly was found naked in a residence around 2:30 p.m. on June 26, according to the probable cause statement.

A neighbor reported a window had been broken and a chair was under the window at a residence in the 900 block of Loma Linda Lane, according to the state of New Mexico's amended motion to revoke probation.

Officers for the Farmington Police Department approached the residence when a man later identified as Beasley inside the building allegedly shut the door to the officers.

The officers entered the residence and found Beasley naked in a closet, according to court documents. The suspect was allowed to put a shirt, pants and shoes on before he allegedly fled out the back door.

Officers searched the area and took Beasley into custody after he was found in the backyard of a residence on the 900 block of Buena Vista Ave.

Beasley was taken to the San Juan Regional Medical Center by paramedics because his heart rate was very high.

He was booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center after an interview at the Farmington Police Department.

During a search of the residence, a large bicycle was found that did not belong to the homeowner. A detective arrived on scene and identified it as a stolen bike.

Beasley, in a separate case, is accused of receiving stolen property and tampering with evidence.

He is accused of being in possession of a bicycle worth $2,400 that was reported stolen from 505 Cycles at 4301 E. Main St. on May 11, according to court documents.

When Beasley was arrested on June 26, he had four warrants active. Three of the warrants were for failing to comply on convictions for receiving stolen property, disposing of stolen property, residential burglary and possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon, according to court documents.

The San Juan County District Attorney's Office filed an amended motion Tuesday to revoke Beasley's probation and commit him to the New Mexico Department of Corrections.

The motion states he repeatedly violated his probation by allegedly violating the law, along with allegedly failing to show up to probation meetings, drug tests and counseling.

Beasley was sentenced to three years in prison during a Jan. 29 hearing in front of Chief District Judge Karen Townsend, according to court records. She suspended the sentence except for 75 days Beasley served in the county jail.

Prosecutors are seeking to revoke the probation and commit Beasley to the remainder of the sentence, and add four years to his prison sentence, according to the motion.

A probation violation hearing is set for the morning of July 16 in Aztec District 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

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