The stabbing occurred near a Farmington residence


FARMINGTON — An Arizona man is accused of stabbing two people with a machete and swinging the weapon at a woman after he was told to leave a Farmington residence.

Ambrose Yazzie, 25, of Rock Point, Arizona, is accused of two third-degree felony counts of aggravated battery and one fourth-degree felony count of aggravated assault, according to court records.

He is accused of stabbing a man and a woman along with swinging a machete at the woman multiple times, according to court documents.

Yazzie did not have legal representation as of Friday.

Officers were dispatched around 12:16 a.m. on Wednesday to the 300 block of Ivie Avenue on reports of a stabbing, according to the probable cause statement.

Dispatch advised officers the suspect, later identified as Yazzie, had fled the scene and was heading westbound.

Yazzie was later taken into custody at a Dollar Tree store and was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center after he was bit by a Farmington police K-9 unit.

A witness at the scene told the officer they were in a residence when Yazzie showed up around midnight and asked for a "drink."

A little while later, Yazzie allegedly started to get angry and punched a person, then was asked to leave the residence.

Yazzie allegedly exited the residence as the two female victims followed and yelled at him. He allegedly pulled out two knives and charged at the women.

A male was found with a stab wound to his left forearm at the scene.

He told the officer Yazzie charged at the women and he got in front of them and was stabbed in the process.

One of the female victims was also stabbed.

She left the scene and later showed up at the hospital around 12:40 a.m. for treatment, according to court documents.

The second female victim stated Yazzie swung a knife at her multiple times. 

While in custody, Yazzie told the officer he drank two eight packs of beer and said he wanted an attorney, according to court documents.

Yazzie is being held on a $5,000 cash or surety bond at the county jail.

His preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday morning in Farmington Magistrate 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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