Man arrested in G’wood stabbing |

Man arrested in G’wood stabbing

John Gardner
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” A 25-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen early Friday morning in downtown Glenwood Springs.

“It sounds like it was just a fight and one of the guys ended up having a knife,” said Glenwood Springs Police Lieutenant Bill Kimminau.

The victim, whose name and information was not released, was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood following the incident, where he underwent surgery, said Police Chief Terry Wilson. There was no update on his condition as of press time Friday evening.

Aldo Aguilar-Silva and Jose Cirilo Serrato-Soto were arrested and taken to the Garfield County Jail.

According to Kimminau, Aguilar-Silva, 23, of Montrose, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon (first degree assault) and may be subject to additional charges, but Kimminau was unsure as to what those charges might be. Aguilar-Silva is currently being held at the Garfield County Jail on $20,000 bond.

Serrato-Soto, 22, of Washington state, was charged with harassment due to his involvement with the verbal altercation.

The altercation happened in the 700 block of Cooper Avenue in downtown Glenwood just after midnight Thursday. According to the police reports, Aguilar-Silva and Serrato-Soto engaged the victim in a verbal altercation before Aguilar-Soto allegedly stabbed the victim in the stomach.

Kimminau said that this type of behavior is not due to the influx of visitors in town for this weekend’s Strawberry Days festivities.

“It comes and goes,” Kimminau said. “Some years we have quite a few (fights) and some years we don’t. It just depends on how drunk people get.”

Kimminau said similar incidents are not “unexpected” during the Strawberry Days festivities, but they are not “real typical” either.

“We have constant fights among the intoxicated folks downtown,” Kimminau said. “We expect a few (this weekend) but don’t usually have too many.”

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