Farmington man charged in stabbing that left victim in critical condition

FARMINGTON, N.M. – A Farmington man is in custody today following a stabbing that occurred this morning near South Orchard Avenue and Animas Street. Officers were dispatched to the area at 11:50 a.m., shortly after the incident occurred. 

They located the suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Bobby James Henry of Farmington, near South Allen Avenue and Maple Street. Officers transported Henry to the police station, where he was questioned by detectives. The victim was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center. He is in critical condition.

Henry was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence. He’s being booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center.  

The victim’s information is not being released at this time. 

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Farmington Police Department Detective Tip Hotline at 505-599-1068.