BCSO: K9 stabbed during SWAT standoff, suspect arrested
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Nordy, a K9 who has been on the job for just six months, is recovering Friday after being stabbed.
According to BCSO, Nordy was stabbed Thursday night by 40-year-old Jebrene Garcia after she broke into a home and barricaded herself inside.
Luckily, it appears Nordy will be OK.
“I talked to the K9 handler a little earlier, he’s in good spirits,” said Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales. “He’s very optimistic about the dog at this point, and I believe about anywhere from 10 days to two weeks, the dog will be back on the streets.”
Garcia, who was just released from jail four days ago, is now facing a whole new round of charges.
“Jabrene will be charged with aggravated residential burglary, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, resisting, evading and obstructing an officer, injury to a police dog, and aggravated assault on a police officer,” Gonzales said.
Garcia has a history of aggravated assault and battery charges. Garcia’s break-in Thursday night also wasn’t a random hit. BCSO said the homeowner was her sister’s ex-boyfriend.
The ex-boyfriend’s mother lives right next door, and told KOB 4 what led up to those moments right before Garcia broke into her son’s house.
“She came down here, walked here, told me she was sorry for a lot of stuff, and I told her that is between my son and her sister,” said Clementine Kenton, the mother. “And then she asked me if she could sleep here, and I said, no, she couldn’t sleep here, because I have a grandson who has cancer, so no one is allowed in there. Then she asked me if I could sleep at my son’s porch and I told her, no, because he wasn’t home, so she asked me for a bottle of water – I gave it to her, then she left.”
Kenton said Garcia didn’t just cause a scene – she left them worried and scared.
“We haven’t slept at all,” Kenton said. “I thought they were going to kill her in there, I just didn’t want to see somebody dead in my son’s house.”
Online records show Garcia was booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center Friday afternoon.