Man charged in stabbing of restaurant employee –

Man charged in stabbing of restaurant employee

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man is behind bars after police say he stabbed a fast-food restaurant employee in the neck during an attempted robbery Tuesday in northwest Albuquerque.

Tracy Parks, 31, was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center Tuesday afternoon. He is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon resulting in great bodily harm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbing of Whataburger employee Jed Jeffries.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court, police responded to an armed robbery around 8 a.m. at the Whataburger, near Menaul and Broadway NW, where Parks had locked himself in the restaurant bathroom.

Jeffries told police he was carrying $2,000 in deposit money to his car in a plastic bag when he saw Parks, who he recognized as a frequent visitor of the restaurant.

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