Juvenile female allegedly concussed by Farmington man in child abuse case
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The alleged incident occurred on Sept. 27
FARMINGTON — A Farmington man is accused of possibly causing young female to suffer a concussion a by grabbing her by her throat and then slamming her to the floor.
Jeffery Davis, 43, is accused of a first-degree felony count of child abuse, according to court records.
Davis did not have legal representation on Sept. 27, according to court documents.
Farmington Police Department officers were dispatched around 8:11 p.m. on Sept. 23 to the 2000 block of Troy King Road on reports of a domestic dispute.
The young female answered the door crying and holding her neck. She stepped outside to speak to another officer.
An officer made contact with Davis, who immediately began to yell at the officer to get out of his house and became aggressive.
After a few minutes of Davis yelling, court documents indicate he got on his knees and put his hands on his head.
An officer smelled a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage while handcuffing Davis.
Paramedics called to the scene examined the girl, who did not have an age or date of birth listed in the court documents.
An officer observed pinkish, purple marks on both sides of her neck. She told an officer she had returned home "stoned" and she started to argue with Davis.
She also stated Davis grabbed her by the throat, picked her up and pinned her to the wall. The defendant allegedly then slammed her to the ground.
She did not know if she lost consciousness, but when she hit the ground, she said all she could see was black.
When the female was able to see again, she said she became very nauseous, and then vomited.
The officer wrote in the probable cause statement that what the female described was consistent with a concussion based on his training and experience.
A relative of Davis arrived at the scene and stated he could take care of the juvenile female, with Davis being arrested.
Davis has five previous child abuse convictions, according to the case's probable cause statement.
A report was filed to notify the New Mexico Children, Youth and Family Department of the household situation.
The defendant was released from the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on his own recognizance.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for the morning of Oct. 2 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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