A 28-year-old Farmington man by the name of Aaron Yellowhorse is on a no-bond hold at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center for child abuse and battery charges, reported the Daily Times.
In early May, police were dispatched to his home following reports of a domestic dispute. When officers arrived, his wife told them she was struck twice on the left side of her head with a piece of wood. In addition, she said she was holding their 2-month-old infant at the time. The victim, however, did not sustain any discernable injuries or loss of consciousness based on court records.
The wife also told police that Yellowhorse was on an alcohol binge and complained that the couple’s children were spending too much time with their grandmother, Yellowhorse’s mother.
When Yellowhorse was interrogated by police, he confessed to having one pint of alcohol before arriving at the couple’s home at the 700 block of South Laguna Avenue. However, the defendant altered his story on multiple occasions and claimed his wife was exaggerating about what took place. Yellowhorse also said his wife wasn’t holding their infant during the battery offense.
Yellowhorse was indicted in the Farmington Magistrate court for felony child abuse to the second degree. He’s also charged with a misdemeanor battery. Earlier, Yellowhorse pled guilty to a petty misdemeanor DWI, a misdemeanor battery charge, and a felony attempted child abuse count.
His preliminary trial is set for Wednesday, May 31, 2017.