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Suspect allegedly shot a nearby residence


FARMINGTON — A Farmington man is accused of being intoxicated and discharging his handgun in a Farmington neighborhood, damaging a vehicle and a nearby residence.

Curtis Crosby, 33, is accused of a felony count of shooting at or from a motor vehicle along with a misdemeanor count of battery and petty misdemeanor counts of negligent use of a deadly weapon and criminal damage to property, according to court records.

Crosby is charged with firing his handgun in a pickup truck while intoxicated, battering a woman and damaging the property of two people, according to the criminal complaint.

Eric Morrow, Crosby's attorney, said his client has no criminal history and the incident was a misunderstanding.

Farmington Police Department officers were dispatched around 12:15 a.m. on Sept. 7 to the 1000 block of Riverstone Road on reports of a drunk man who was shooting a gun in the air, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

A woman who called police stated Crosby was extremely intoxicated and that he shot a hole through the windshield of a pickup truck.

Officers who arrived on scene set up a perimeter, then Crosby was taken into custody without incident.

Crosby told police he did not want to talk to them.

The female witness told officers Crosby has been drinking since 5 p.m. and they got into an argument later in the evening.

The defendant allegedly started to break multiple items in the residence, breaking two doors and punching multiple holes in walls inside the residence. He is accused of damaging about $500 worth of property.

The woman stated Crosby went outside and she believed he was going to sleep in his truck.

As the woman was going to sleep, she heard a gunshot outside. Crosby was found in a pickup truck and allegedly shot a hole through the windshield.

The two got into another argument where she accused Crosby of headbutting her.

A nearby mobile home was struck with the round Crosby allegedly fired, causing about $1,000 worth of damage.

A bullet casing inside the cab of the truck was found and taken as evidence.

Crosby was released from the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on his own recognizance.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for the morning of Aug. 25 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

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