Detention Center Disturbance Leads to Numerous Arrests

As a result of the investigation, on August 27th, 2020, eleven (11) individuals were charged for their involvement in the disturbance. Nine (9) of the eleven (11) defendants were still incarcerated at the San Juan County Detention Center as of September 1st, 2020 and were served with their arrest warrants on that date. The remaining two defendants have active warrants for their arrest and are still outstanding.

From the San Juan County Sheriff's Office

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

On July 13th, 2020, a disturbance broke out at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center in which inmates incited violence and destruction in two different neighboring pods simultaneously. Area law enforcement, including the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, Farmington Police Department, New Mexico State Police, San Juan County Fire and Farmington Fire responded to the jail to assist jail staff in controlling the incident.

As a result of the investigation, on August 27th, 2020, eleven (11) individuals were charged for their involvement in the disturbance. Nine (9) of the eleven (11) defendants were still incarcerated at the San Juan County Detention Center as of September 1st, 2020 and were served with their arrest warrants on that date. The remaining two defendants have active warrants for their arrest and are still outstanding.

1. Juan Medrano: Battery on a peace officer (4th degree felony) 3 Counts– SERVED
2. Kevin Sanchez: Battery on a peace officer (4th degree felony) 3 Counts – SERVED
3. Erickson Matchers: Criminal Damage to Property (over $1000) (4th degree felony); Conspiracy to commit criminal damage to property (over $1000) (4th degree felony) – SERVED
4. Hyram Cayaditto: Possession of deadly weapon by a prisoner (2nd degree felony); Conspiracy to commit possession of deadly weapon by a prisoner (3rd degree felony); Battery on a peace officer (4th degree felony) 2 Counts; Criminal damage to property (over $1000) (4th degree felony) -SERVED
5. Damian Werito: Possession of deadly weapon by a prisoner (2nd degree felony); Conspiracy to commit possession of deadly weapon by a prisoner (3rd degree felony); Arson ($250 or less) (petty misdemeanor) -SERVED
6. Charles Wilson: Possession of deadly weapon by a prisoner (2nd degree felony); Conspiracy to commit possession of deadly weapon by a prisoner (3rd degree felony) -OUTSTANDING WARRANT
7. Bingo Smith: Arson (over $500 but not more than $2500) (4th degree felony); Conspiracy to commit arson (over $500 but not more than $2500) (4th degree felony) -SERVED
8. Harry Johnhat: Arson (over $500 but not more than $2500) (4th degree felony); Conspiracy to commit arson (over $500 but not more than $2500) (4th degree felony) -SERVED
9. Daniel Yarborough: Criminal Damage to Property (less than $1000) (petty misdemeanor)- SERVED
10. Isiaih Cayaditto: Arson (negligent-damages building or occupied structure) (4th degree felony); Criminal Damage to property (less than $1000) (petty misdemeanor)-OUTSTANDING WARRANT
11. Jeremaine Cayaditto: Criminal Damage to Property (less than $1000) (petty misdemeanor)- SERVED

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