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Fund established for attack victim

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT ” A fund has been established at Alpine Bank to assist the survivor of a brutal knife attack in Basalt earlier this week.

The woman works at Total Merchant Services in Basalt. Her friends and co-worker at the firm set up the “Get Well Fund,” according to Stephen Comer, director of human resources at the business. Comer said donations to the fund can be made at any Alpine Bank branch in the Roaring Fork and lower Colorado River valleys.

The woman’s name hasn’t been released because it was a domestic violence case. Police said she was attacked by her ex-boyfriend at 6 a.m. Monday in the Aspen-Basalt Mobile Home Park. Ian Ranney was arrested on multiple charges for allegedly stabbing and cutting the victim.

Ranney also was employed by Total Merchant Services. He is being held in the Eagle County jail on $100,000 bond.

The victim is being treated at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. “Initial surgery went well and obviously she has a lot of healing to do,” Comer said.

Total Merchant Services has excellent health care coverage, Comer said. The Get Well Fund will provide additional assistance with expenses.


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