Two Individuals Arrested for Aggravated Battery (Stabbing)


Ref: Two Individuals Arrested for Aggravated Battery (Stabbing)

Date: 01/20/2011



San Juan County, NM – On 01/20/2011 the San Juan County Special Enforcement Team (SET) arrested two individuals for Aggravated Battery, A Third Degree Felony and other charges relating from a stabbing that occurred on 01/18/2011.

On 01/18/2011 between 2330 and 2345 hours a victim was stabbed in the Crouch Mesa Area. San Juan Regional Medical personnel called dispatch when the victim was brought into their emergency room. Farmington Police and San Juan County Deputies responded. An individual living in the same residence as the victim had wrapped a towel around the injured man and transported him to the emergency room.

Detective Kenneth Weisheit interviewed the individual who transported the victim to the hospital. “The witness said he had gone to the back of the residence where his room was and was on the toilet going to the bathroom when the victim opened the door to his bathroom and the victim was bleeding. The victim told him he needed to go to the hospital and he saw that the victim was bleeding a lot. The witness observed the wounds on the arm. The witness took the victim and placed him in the backseat of his car and drove him to the hospital.”

Detectives then went to the address where the incident took place. They were met there by the witness. The kitchen is located north of the living room and this was where deputies found a concentration of blood. There was a trail of blood that led from the living room to the back of the house where the witness’s bedroom is located.

“I then interviewed the victim,” continued Weisheit. ” I did learn that there were two people who attacked him at the residence while he was there. He said it was two Hispanic males, but that he did not know who they were.”

Upon further investigation deputies were able to identify the individuals involved in the incident. An arrest warrant was issued for Eddie Mares, 28 of Farmington and Gabriel Andrew Sena, 24 of Farmington.

They both were arrested without incident by the SET team and charged with the following crimes: Aggravated Battery (Use of a Deadly Weapon), (a Third Degree Felony), Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Battery, (A Fourth Degree Felony), Aggravated Assault (with intent to commit a violent felony), (A Fourth Degree Felony), and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault, (A Fourth Degree Felony).

A list of prior arrests for Eddie Mares and Gabriel Andrew Sena follows:

Locals Information on Suspects:

Eddie Mares:


01/06/2010 Aggravated Battery on a Household Member, Child Abuse, False Imprisonment

12/01/2008 Misdemeanor Warrant

06/29/2003 Failure to Pay, Failure to Appear, Possession of a Controlled Substance

01/22/2003 Failure to Pay

08/30/2009 Aggravated Battery on a Household Member, Criminal Damage to Property

04/13/2010 Failure to Comply, Probation Violation

Gabriel Andrew Sena:



06/12/2009 Failure to Comply, With Conditions of Probation

08/06/2008 Shoplifting

10/19/2007 Warrant, Abuse of a Child, False Imprisonment

03/23/2007 Failure to Comply, Probation

08/27/2007 Battery, False Imprisonment