PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police respond to stabbing, one in custody

Farmington, NM – Farmington police were dispatched to the Anasazi Inn yesterday around 3:55 p.m. in reference to a male who had been stabbed. Officers arrived and found 33-year-old Joshua Couillard of Farmington with a stab wound to his upper left thigh. Officers rendered aid until medics arrived and transported him to San Juan Regional Medical Center. Through investigation, officers learned that Couillard and another male, identified as 33-year-old Rodriguez Lee of Shiprock, had been in an altercation at the Roadrunner Car Wash on Broadway and Lake Street. During the altercation, Lee stabbed Couillard in the leg. Coulliard then went to the Anasazi Inn where an employee called police. Officers located Lee walking in the vicinity. He was transported to the Farmington Police Department for questioning and subsequently arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a third degree felony. He is being held at the San Juan County Detention Center with bond to be set at his first hearing. Couillard was treated for his injury and released from the hospital.

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PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police respond to double stabbing

Farmington, NM – On Friday, March 13 at approximately 11:15 p.m. Farmington police responded to the 7 to 11 convenience store on West Main Street and Lake Street in reference to a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with 23-year-old Kimberly Nez. Nez had multiple stab wounds to her person. Officers learned that the incident took place in the area of Airport Drive between Glade Lane and Arrington Street and that there was another individual who had been stabbed. Officers conducted a search and at approximately 11:30 p.m., located 27-year-old Chancelor Tso at the Nevada Trailer Court. Tso was non-responsive; officers began life-saving measures until medics arrived on scene. Tso was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Around the same time, officers located the suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Zack Tsosie. He was transported to the Farmington Police Department for further questioning. Tsosie was later arrested and charged with an open count of murder, one count of attempted murder and tampering with evidence. He is being held at the San Juan County Detention Center on a $500,000 cash only bond.