Woman sought by Farmington police in alleged tire iron attack

Steve Garrison The Daily Times
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A 23-year-old San Juan County woman is wanted by police on allegations she attacked another woman with a tire iron.

Connie Johnson was charged Sept. 12 in Farmington Magistrate Court with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on allegations she attacked Aubrie Martinez, 29, at the Conoco gas station at 4110 E. Main St.

Aubrie Martinez told Farmington police officers she was at the gas station on the night of Aug. 13 so that her estranged husband, Angelo Martinez, could pick up his children for visitation, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

She said she refused to allow him to take their children when she saw he was with his girlfriend, Johnson, the affidavit states.

A fight ensued over the children and Johnson allegedly threatened to have her family come and fight Aubrie Martinez, according to the affidavit.

During the dispute, Johnson allegedly pulled a tire iron from Angelo Martinez's vehicle and struck Aubrie Martinez several times on the back and head, the affidavit states.

Aubrie Martinez was bleeding from the head when police arrived at the scene, the affidavit states, and was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Angelo Martinez told police he and Johnson acted in self-defense, the affidavit states, but Aubrie Martinez's 10-year-old son told police Johnson initiated the violence.

Also, neither Angelo Martinez nor Johnson had any apparent injuries, according to the affidavit.

A tire iron from Angelo Martinez's vehicle was taken by police as evidence, the affidavit states.

Johnson is wanted on a $10,000 bond, according to court records.

Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644 and stgarrison@daily-times.com. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGarrisonDT on Twitter.