No charges filed in Crouch Mesa stabbing

The Daily Times staff
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — No charges have been filed in a Thursday night stabbing in Crouch Mesa that left two men with injuries, a San Juan County Sheriff's Office official said Friday.

The incident was reported at 9:38 p.m. Thursday near the Dino's Mart at 405 County Road 390 in Crouch Mesa. Authorities responded to the scene and discovered two 19-year-old men had suffered injuries after engaging in an altercation that began when one of the men interceded in a domestic dispute between the other man and his girlfriend, according to an email from Detective Sgt. Candice Montoya of the sheriff's office.

Montoya said the domestic dispute between a young man from Farmington and his girlfriend apparently began outside the store and continued at the side of County Road 390 when a young man from Kirtland interceded on behalf of the woman because he believed she was in danger. In the ensuing altercation between the men, the interceding man received a slash wound to his right hand, while the Farmington man suffered a stab wound to his left arm. He was later treated and released from San Juan Regional Medical Center, while the man with the hand wound refused medical treatment.

Montoya said authorities interviewed both men, and investigations are continuing into the stabbing and the domestic dispute.

Montoya said the names of the two men involved have not been released because no criminal charges have been filed.