Snowmass woman charged with menacing boyfriend with knife |

Snowmass woman charged with menacing boyfriend with knife

A Snowmass Village woman “went after” her boyfriend with a kitchen knife early Friday after both were out drinking and got into an argument, according to court documents.

Lauren Bodene, 24, was charged with felony menacing as well as criminal mischief and domestic violence. District Judge Chris Seldin allowed her out of jail Friday on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond.

Bodene’s boyfriend told police they had been out at Zane’s Tavern in Snowmass until about 1:45 a.m. Friday when Bodene became angry and began yelling at him, according to a Snowmass Village police report filed in Aspen District Court. He described her as “really angry and incoherent” as well as “wasted and mad at me,” the report states.

The couple were arguing back at their Snowmass Village apartment when Bodene “picked up a knife and stabbed it into a cutting board on the kitchen counter,” according to the police report.

“(The boyfriend) said Bodene then came after him with a knife” the report states. “(The boyfriend) said he ran and hid in his roommate’s room.”

Meanwhile, Bodene “threatened to kill herself and throw herself off the balcony,” the report states.

The roommate told police the boyfriend has slept in his room before when the couple has fought, according to the report. He said he walked outside his room despite being warned that Bodene was armed with a knife, and found the knife stuck in his bedroom door.

As the roommate deposited the knife in the kitchen sink, however, Bodene ran toward his room, forcing the roommate to push her out of the room, according to the report.

“(The roommate) told me Bodene was throwing her whole body at him trying to get in and he would block her from entering,” according to the report by Officer Brian Vanderpool.

Bodene told police “she was looking for a reaction and grabbed a knife from the kitchen and threw it at (the roommate’s) closed bedroom door,” the report states.

“(The boyfriend) told me he felt threatened and was in fear for his life,” according to the report.

Seldin on Friday entered a mandatory protection order forbidding contact between Bodene and her boyfriend. He also forbid her from consuming alcohol or drugs and ordered her to undergo sobriety monitoring.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.