Two men face kidnapping, armed robbery charges
Suspects allegedly fired their handguns into the air during incident
FARMINGTON — Two men are facing kidnapping and armed robbery charges after allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint and firing their handguns into the air near a Farmington restaurant.
Harrington Alonzo, 33 and Tristan Dennison, 19, face charges of kidnapping, armed robbery, negligent use of a deadly weapon and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon, according to court records.
The two suspects allegedly robbed and kidnapped a woman near the Church's Chicken restaurant at 745 W. Main St. in Farmington, and each fired one gunshot into the air, according to the probable cause statement.
They did not have legal representation this morning.
A Farmington Police Department officer was on patrol around 2 a.m. on Oct. 14 in the area of Broadway Avenue and Lake Street when he heard what sounded like two gunshots.
The officer observed two men and a woman walking south from the Church's Chicken restaurant, a location he believed was in close proximity to where the shots were possibly fired.
The three individuals were detained at the scene. The woman spoke to a sergeant on the scene and told him about the alleged incident.
She said she was walking with her brother and his girlfriend toward the Anasazi Inn when Dennison and Alonzo allegedly approached them. Alonzo allegedly pointed his weapon at the brother and girlfriend, telling them to keep walking and ordered the victim to not move.
The victim stated Alonzo took a $100 bill from her while Dennison tried to take a gold ring, but the ring broke. Dennison then allegedly fired his gun once into the air, and Alonzo followed by allegedly firing his gun once into the air, according to court documents.
The victim told the sergeant Alonzo ordered her to keep walking, and the suspects started following her.
Police arrived at the scene shortly afterward.
Police also spoke to a male victim who stated Dennison had pointed his gun at him before the suspects met the female victim, according to court documents. The male told police he started walking with the suspects after Dennison put the gun away and that he left the area after he realized it was a real gun.
Two bullet casing were found at the intersection of West Main Street and Lake Street.
Officers could smell an odor of alcohol emitting from the suspects, according to the probable cause statement.
Dennison has been released from the San Juan County Adult Detention Center per court order. Alonzo remains incarcerated on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.
Their preliminary hearings are set for the morning of Oct. 24 in Farmington Magistrate Court.
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