Officer stabbed goes home; suspect he shot goes to jail

Posted: February 20, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Ricky Gonzales (Photo from Santa Fe County jail)

The New Mexico State police officer stabbed in a scuffle late Wednesday night in southwest Santa Fe was released from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center on Sunday and is home recovering with his family.

State police say Steven Carroll, 25, took a knife in the gut last week from 39-year-old ex-con Ricky Gonzales. Carroll then shot Gonzales in the shoulder.

Gonzales, meanwhile, has also been released from the hospital and, according to jail records, was booked into the Santa Fe County jail on Friday and was charged with a slew of offenses:

  • Five counts of attempted murder (five counts implies he did five different things prosecutors who approved the criminal complaint for Gonzales believe constitute him trying to kill Carrol… I will update this Monday when I can get a copy of the criminal complaint to see why there are five of these charges)
  • Assault with the intent to commit a violent felony
  • Five counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer (again, there must be five things police/prosecutors are saying Gonzales did during the late night incident)
  • Disarming a peace officer
  • Resiting/evading/obstructing a police officer

Meanwhile, here is a link to some details about the incident in a story published in Friday’s New Mexican:

  1. Charlesmackentosh says:

    I am pleased to hear that Officer Carroll is doing okay and finally home with his family. In the few days after the stabbing incident, many bloggers were defending the suspect and blaming the officer for instigating the scuffle, etc. The suspect is a known gang-banger from the prison system and his violent action against a law enforcement officer was predictable. Many of these ex-cons who are released from prison are not hopeful for rehab into society because many choose to return to society feeling that society owes them something. I hope they return this thug back to prison and rots with his buddies for a long time.

  2. samantha says:

    Well said Charlesmackentosh,
    That is why we have police officer’s!! Duh ppl! Their out there risking their lives to keep our community safe from these scum bags!

  3. […] A Santa Fe County grand jury has indicted Ricky O. Gonzales, 39, with charges stemming from a Feb. 16 arrest in which he was charged with stabbing a New Mexico State Police officer. […]

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