Man in custody after stabbing
September 29, 2008
BASALT ” A “person of interest” was taken into custody at a Basalt business this morning after a woman was stabbed in a Basalt-area mobile home park, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.
Officers from Eagle County and Basalt took the man into custody without incident at Total Merchant Services near downtown at about 8:30 a.m., authorities said. His name wasn’t immediately available from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities were called to the mobile home park, at the intersection of Highway 82 and Willits Lane, at about 6 a.m. after a report of a stabbing.
“There was a female stabbed in the face,” said Eagle County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly.
The woman suffered extensive cuts to her face and neck and also to her hands from defensive actions, according to authorities. Sources familiar with the investigation said the man apparently waited for the woman to emerge from the trailer where she lived, then ambushed her. She was able to fight him off.
Basalt officers were first on the scene but the site was in unincorporated Eagle County, so the sheriff’s office is leading the investigation. Basalt officers are called to provide mutual aid in major incidents like this, according to Basalt Police Chief Keith Ikeda. Eagle County didn’t have a deputy on duty in the area at the time. Basalt officers made sure the site was safe so the woman could be treated by an ambulance crew. The victim was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs where she was in surgery, according to Cordingly.
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Cordingly said more details of the stabbing will be released later Monday. Check back at aspentimes.com.