The plea agreement involved four separate criminal cases


FARMINGTON — A Farmington man convicted of armed robbery for punching a man with brass knuckles and stealing his vehicle was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Timothy Jaramillo, 30, was sentenced during a July 10 hearing in Aztec District Court for a second-degree felony count of armed robbery and a third-degree felony count of aggravated battery in two separate cases he plead guilty on as part of a plea agreement.

The plea agreement filed on June 4 covered four separate cases.

There were four charges dismissed as part of the plea agreement including two counts of aggravated battery and auto burglary.

Ruth Baldwin, Jaramillo's attorney, could not be reached for comment Monday.

Chief District Judge Karen Townsend sentenced Jaramillo to nine years in prison on the armed robbery charge and three years on the aggravated battery charge, which will be served concurrently.

Jaramillo will serve an additional year in prison due to having previous felony convictions for conspiracy to commit shooting from a motor vehicle, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault with intent to commit a violent felony and two counts of tampering with evidence, according to the plea agreement.

Jaramillo was one of six men charged in a March 2008 gang shootout outside Chili's Bar and Grill, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Dustin O'Brien of the San Juan County District Attorney's Office.

In the armed robbery case, Jaramillo plead guilty to punching the driver of a vehicle with a pair of brass knuckles and stealing the vehicle on Sept. 16 at the Bubble City Truck Stop at 3123 Bloomfield Highway, according to The Daily Times archives.

The victim had pulled his vehicle over to speak to a woman in distress in the area of South Hutton Road and Southside River Road as Jaramillo stood next to her.

She entered the vehicle and sat in the front-passenger seat while Jaramillo sat in the back seat and then demanded to be driven to the SunRay Park and Casino.

After the driver pulled into the parking lot of Bubble City, Jaramillo grabbed the victim and punched him in the face multiple times with a pair of brass knuckles.

Jaramillo then stole the vehicle as the victim entered the car wash to call police.

In the aggravated battery case, Jaramillo punched a woman in the face in July 2017, according to court documents.

The woman suffered seven facial bone fractures when she was struck by Jaramillo at the Motel 6 at 1600 Bloomfield Boulevard.

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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