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An Aspen man was arrested early Sunday after he allegedly injured his roommate during a work-related argument.
Kevin Gibson, 37, was arrested around 12:45 at his residence at the Tyrolean Lodge. Police say he stabbed the roommate in the head, injuring him slightly. The victim received some stitches and was released from the hospital, said Aspen police Sgt. Steve Smith.
Gibson is charged with attempted first-degree assault.
The knife hit the victim’s jawbone, which was “very fortunate,” he said. Had it not, “the injuries would have been a lot more severe.”
Gibson’s arrest violated a previous bond on a domestic-abuse charge, and he was being held without bond Sunday. The suspect apparently was angry at his roommate for cultivating a relationship with a business client. Both men are tile workers, Smith said.
“He was afraid he would lose a client,” he said.
The roommate was a friend of Gibson’s from the Baltimore area, where both are from. The victim has left town, Smith said.
DENVER (AP) ” Colorado wasn’t a place for Frosty the Snowman Sunday, as unseasonable warm weather settled over the state and set a new record high here.
The temperature in Denver was recorded at 69 degrees on Christmas Day, above the previous record of 66 last reached in 1971, National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Kalina said.
Monique Thomas, the general manager at a Denver Denny’s restaurant, said she hadn’t heard any customers complaining about the lack of snow.
The rest of the state also enjoyed a dry and mild holiday, with temperatures reaching 71 in the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge; 70 in Springfield in southeast Colorado; and 67 in Pueblo and Lamar.
Even Grand Junction, which had a high of 49 degrees, was still 12 degrees above normal, Kalina said.
But it won’t last. Kalina said he expected temperatures to drop back to normal by Tuesday.
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