Bloomfield Men Accused of Assault, Burglary

Patrick Atencio, 31 (L) & Josiah Ortega, 22 (R) (Photo courtesy San Juan Co. Sheriff's Office)

Two adult male victims were transported to the hospital following the incident with multiple injuries ranging from irregular heartbeat, lacerations on the neck and chest to swelling and tool marks on fingers and toes that appeared to be tortuous in nature.

From the San Juan Co. Sheriff's Office:

Thursday, September 5, 2019:

On August 31, 2019 deputies responded to a call for service in reference to a possible kidnapping that occurred at a residence on CR 5099 in Bloomfield, NM. Deputies arrested two suspects at the residence following a nearly three-hour attempt to gain compliance. 31-year-old, Patrick Atencio was arrested on the charges of aggravated burglary (armed with a deadly weapon), conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, robbery, aggravated battery (use of a deadly weapon), aggravated assault (use of a deadly weapon), false imprisonment, interference with communications, tampering with evidence, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. 22-year-old, Josiah Ortega was arrested on the charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, robbery, aggravated battery (use of a deadly weapon), aggravated assault (use of a deadly weapon), false imprisonment, interference with communications, tampering with evidence, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

Two adult male victims were transported to the hospital following the incident with multiple injuries ranging from irregular heartbeat, lacerations on the neck and chest to swelling and tool marks on fingers and toes that appeared to be tortuous in nature.

Atencio and Ortega are currently booked into the San Juan County Adult Detention Center and had their first appearance in court on September 4, 2019 with preliminary examinations taking place on September 12, 2019 at 8:00am in Aztec Magistrate Court.

 

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