PRESS RELEASE: Suspect in custody after fleeing from police

Farmington, NM – Yesterday at approximately 5:33 a.m. Farmington police were dispatched to a residence on North Monterey in reference to an aggravated battery. Officers arrived and learned that 33-year-old Jeffery John had hit his roommate multiple times with a baseball bat. John left the area on foot prior to police arriving.

Later that morning at approximately 11:30, FPD was dispatched back to the residence and informed John was seen in the area. A search was conducted and John was located near North Wall and Tycksen. The initial officer made contact with John and saw he was concealing one of his hands in his coat pocket. Commands were given for him to show his hands but he would not comply and fled from the officer. Additional officers arrived to the area and located John in a resident’s backyard on Tycksen where he was apprehended following a struggle. During the struggle, an officer was struck in the face multiple times by John. He was arrested and charged with two counts of resisting and one count of battery on a police officer. Officers are seeking a warrant for additional charges related to the battery that occurred earlier at the residence on Monterey.