Suspect was arrested with stolen vehicle and stolen keys

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FARMINGTON — A San Juan County man is accused of battering a woman unconscious last year and then stealing the keys to a vehicle.

Isaac Platero, 33, is accused of felony counts of robbery and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, according to court records.

Stephen Wayne, Platero's attorney, did not respond to requests for comment.

Platero is accused of robbing a woman of the keys to a vehicle and stealing the vehicle on April 1, 2018, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.  

The charges were filed more than a year after the alleged incident on April 26, 2019 and he was booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on May 10, 2019, according to court records.

A Farmington Police Department detective was assigned the case on April 10, 2018.

The vehicle owner told the detective she let two female relatives drive the vehicle to an address in Farmington and they picked up Platero. She alleged Platero took the vehicle from the two females.

One of the female victims told the detective they picked up Platero then headed an unknown address on Troy King Road.

She added she got into an argument with Platero, who wanted the keys to the vehicle. Platero allegedly attacked the two women, striking them in the face multiple times.

The victim told police she was knocked unconscious and Platero took the keys to the vehicle and left the scene.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office made contact with Platero at an Albuquerque Motel 6 as he was getting into the vehicle and had the vehicle keys on him.

Farmington police received a report about the arrest on June 20, 2018, wherein Platero denied knowing the vehicle was stolen.

He was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant.

Platero has felony convictions for robbery, attempted robbery, possession of a controlled substance and forgery, according to court records.

He was released from the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a $5,000 cash at 10 percent bond.

Platero's preliminary hearing is scheduled for on the morning of June 12 in Farmington Magistrate Court.

Joshua Kellogg covers breaking news for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at jkellogg@daily-times.com.

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