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Police say woman hits boyfriend with car as argument turns violent

Makaila Keyonnie is charged with aggravated battery with deadly weapon
Makaila Keyonnie

A domestic argument turned violent when a woman reportedly struck her boyfriend with her car and left him on the roadside.

Makaila Keyonnie, 23, of Farmington allegedly told police she was “mad” when she “bumped” Tito Slim, 34, with her maroon-colored Chrysler 300, as he walked along East Main Street near Freight Direct Furniture, according to the statement of probable cause.

Police were called shortly after 8 p.m. Nov. 26 to the 6200 block of East Main Street, where they located Slim lying on a “slumped hill approximately 50 feet from the roadway.” He was “in pain and screaming,” with “blood coming from his nose,” according to the statement of probable cause.

Slim was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center for treatment, and later interviewed by police. He reportedly told the officer that he and his girlfriend, Makaila Keyonnie, were in the East Main Walmart parking lot when they began arguing. Slim told police he got out of the vehicle and began walking, but Keyonnie found him and drove toward him. He said when she “saw him she ‘gassed it,’” court records state.

Slim said he tried to run, but Keyonnie “turned the vehicle, striking Tito on the right side of his body.” A passenger in the car reportedly got out and checked on Slim, but he said Keyonnie got out of the vehicle and said, “‘Let’s go,’” court records state.

Keyonnie told police she was angry with Slim because of his relationship with another woman. She confirmed his story that the couple argued in the Walmart parking lot, and Slim exited the vehicle and began walking, court records state.

Keyonnie also told police that she drove around looking for him and found him near a dirt lot in the 6200 block of East Main Street. Keyonnie alleged that they argued outside and she punched Slim in the face three times. Then, she said he “threw a rock and hit” her vehicle, according to the statement of probable cause.

Keyonnie reportedly admitted to getting back in the car and striking Slim, court records state.

Slim was treated and released from San Juan Regional Medical Center.

Keyonnie was arrested and booked into the San Juan County Detention Center on charges including third-degree felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery upon a household member, duty to give information and render aid, leaving the scene of an accident and no proof of insurance.