Arizona Native Implicated in Violent Altercation at Farmington Party

Police investigated a reported stabbing recently. An Arizona native was arrested recently for his involvement in the stabbing of two men at a party in New Mexico that occurred on Friday, October 14, according to reports.

Reports released by the Farmington Police Department indicate 25-year-old Arizona resident Michael Buck attended the party in Farmington, New Mexico. Police deputies were called to the scene after violence allegedly broke out among some of the partygoers.

The Associated Press reports Buck is alleged to have stabbed Nelson Henry and Eduardo Begay at the event. The three men were engaged in a verbal altercation, which then devolved into what police officials called a physical argument. Both of the alleged victims sustained injuries from stab wounds, according to The AP.

It is unknown whether the alleged victims will contact a personal injury attorney and file a civil suit against Buck. However, Farmington police are reportedly pursuing criminal charges against Buck. Buck is being held on bail on suspicion of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, automobile burglary and tampering with evidence.

Henry apparently suffered multiple wounds to his hands and body as a result of the incident, police reports indicate. He was reportedly transferred to San Juan Regional Medical Center, where he is currently listed in stable condition. Begay, on the other hand, sustained only minor injuries, police deputies said, and was treated and subsequently released from an area hospital.

Police officials said they are intensifying their investigation into the alleged altercation. They would not release Buck's hometown, but they did acknowledge they believed alcohol played a role in fueling the apparent violent outburst.