Local Developer Charged in Domestic Dispute

Stan Primak

Staff Report

Longtime Los Alamos resident Stan Primak was arrested Friday, Jan. 4, at his home in the 1300 block of 44th Street following a domestic dispute with his wife.

According to the criminal complaint, police charged Primak with one count of aggravated battery against a household member.

The statement of probable cause indicates that a couple who were visiting on the other side of the Primak’s duplex were having dinner at the Primak’s home when there was an argument and Stan Primak became upset.

According to statements made by the visiting friends in the report, after they left at about 8:20 p.m. to walk back to their home, they heard Joan Primak scream for help.

They returned to the Primak’s home to find Joan Primak’s face covered in blood. Stan Primak had locked himself in the bathroom, according to the report, and the visiting couple called 911.

Police responded to the Primak home at about 8:25 p.m. and reported that Joan Primak said that her husband began punching her in her face.

Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs arrived on scene and transported Joan Primak to the hospital where she was treated for facial injuries.

Following their investigation, police arrested Stan Primak for aggravated battery against a household member. He was booked into the Los Alamos County Detention Center and later released on a $3,000 bond.

Primak taught in the Los Alamos Public Schools for many years before opening a construction company. He serves on many local boards and is the construction manager for the New Mexico Consortium. 


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