Family and hospital staff threatened
by Marty Mayfield
RATON — Over the past week, staff at Miner’s Colfax Medical Center (MCMC) and relatives of Floyd Aguilar, 36, received repeated threats both in person and over the phone according to court records filed in magistrate court Friday, February 23, 2018.
After the threats, Raton Police attempted to contact Aguilar and inform him that he was banned from MCMC. The individual who answered the phone became violent on the phone and soon hung up according to the court documents. Other attempts to contact the individual went unanswered and a voice mail was left informing Aguilar that he was no longer allowed on MCMC property.
The alleged threats made on Friday, February 23 set in motion the lock down per MCMC policy in order to protect the staff and patients at the hospital. Aguilar had made several visits to the hospital, where his father is a patient, had run-ins with staff and family members. Staff and family feared for their lives as Aguilar’s behavior was described as erratic and violent. Family told authorities Aguilar had access to firearms at his father’s home as well as access to his mother’s car for transportation.
After repeated phone calls to a relative and staff at the hospital, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Aguilar. Aguilar told
a relative that he was going to shoot and kill her and MCMC staff members prompting the lock down at MCMC. Further investigation by Raton Police found posts on Aguilar’s Facebook page indicating “I’m set to destroy; The money don’t sleep and the AK-47s my address; Remember me like John Lennon; I’ll come to you, I’ll come to you, everyone said you’re a killer”
A warrant was issued for Aguilar and sheriff’s deputies arrived in Springer to find that he had left with a family member going to Santa Fe to catch the Railrunner back to Albuquerque. According to Colfax County Undersheriff Leonard Baca, authorities in Albuquerque were notified and later Friday evening Aguilar was arrested.
According to the criminal complaint, Aguilar is charged with three counts of assault with intent to commit a violent felony upon a health care worker, a second degree felony; one count of assault with intent to commit a violent felony (with intent to kill) a third degree felony; and five counts of use of a telephone to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, which are misdemeanors.
Court records also indicate Aguilar was charged with cruelty to animals in May of 2015 in Bernalillo County. The charge of cruelty to animals was dismissed and the charge was amended to disorderly conduct. Aguilar was given credit for two days served and the case was closed in May of 2017. The case took so long to adjudicate due to Aguilar’s failure to appear for court.