Man injured during attack at Farmington restaurant
Victim had lacerations to his face and a dislocated hip
FARMINGTON — A Farmington man is accused of attacking another man inside a Farmington restaurant and punching him multiple times in the face, causing the victim to fall and dislocate his hip.
Adam Martinez, 32, faces a third-degree felony count of aggravated battery, according to court records.
He is accused of battering the man early Sunday morning at the No Worries Sports Bar and Grill at 298 W. Navajo St. in Farmington, according to the probable cause statement.
Martinez did not have legal representation today.
A Farmington Police Department officer was dispatched around 1:14 a.m. to No Worries after a woman reportedly spotted her ex-boyfriend possibly selling methamphetamine.
Officers arrived on scene and a security guard told an officer a man later identified as Martinez had broken a guy's leg and was in the parking lot.
Martinez was detained and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle.
An officer entered the restaurant and spoke to the male victim, who had injuries including two lacerations on his face and a right leg that was "bent" at an odd angle, according to court documents.
He was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center for treatment.
A nurse at the hospital told an officer the alleged victim's hip had been dislocated and the lacerations on his face were "very deep."
During a review of surveillance video, an officer noted Martinez punched the alleged victim four times in the face, then the victim fell to the ground.
When interviewed by police, Martinez denied anything happened.
Martinez has convictions including receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, aggravated flight from a law enforcement officer and shooting at or from a motor vehicle, according to court records.
He was released from the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a $2,500 cash or surety bond.
Martinez's preliminary hearing is set for the morning of March 27 in Farmington Magistrate Court.
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