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Twin Lakes man wanted by police for stabbing

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Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Darrell Desiderio, Sr. of Twin Lakes for the stabbing injury of Andrew Garcia, Jr.

He's wanted on a $10,000 cash only bond, and faces the charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Gallup Police Department Lt. Rosanne Morrissette said Desiderio allegedly stabbed Garcia up to four times. He's was in stable condition Monday.

According to an eyewitness account listed in the arrest warrant, around 9 am Thursday morning Garcia confronted Desiderio in front of the McKinley County Courthouse about stealing his brother's backpack at Trade Mark Square.

When the argument grew heated, Desiderio started searching his pockets when a woman by the name of "Charlene" possibly "Charlene Hannaweeka" handed him a knife.

Desiderio then stabbed Garcia and fled from the scene. He was last seen wearing a white tank top with a white shirt, and blue jean shorts.

Garcia was flown to a Albuquerque hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was stabbed twice in the liver .

Anyone with information that leads to an arrest is eligible to receive an award for up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers. Call: (505) 722-6161.