FARMINGTON - Police said a man and two women burst into a family home in Farmington with a gun Wednesday night during a robbery.
The suspects threatened the family, stole a computer and fled prior to police arriving on scene. At one point the male suspect allegedly pointed a gun at a young boy who lived at the residence.

The incident happened at 10 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Melba Lane. Police said Friday night that Alton King, 40, had been arrested and charged with armed robbery, aggravated burglary, battery, shooting from a motor vehicle, child abuse and other charges, Farmington police Lt. Taft Tracy said in a news release.

While the suspects were leaving in a gray-colored sport utility vehicle, King allegedly fired shots from the vehicle, Farmington police Sgt. Robert Perez said. It is not known who or what King was shooting at.

King is being held at San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a $175,000 bond.

King has multiple felony convictions in San Juan County dating back to 2002 for robbery, false imprisonment and felony DWI, according to a state court website.

“He has an extensive, violent felony background,” Perez said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Farmington police Det. Paul Gonzales or Sgt. Robert Perez at 505-599-1005 or San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477 where callers can remain anonymous.

“The investigation is still underway to positively identify the female suspects,” Perez said.


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