Suspect faces charges in stabbing case
December 15, 2006
Aspen CO, Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” December has been a busy month for the Glenwood Springs Police Department and things aren’t slowing down as the holidays draw near.
Late Monday evening, Victor Pimental, 54, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and felony menacing, after allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend twice.
Police received a call around 11:15 p.m. from a woman at the Safeway store on Grand Avenue saying she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, according to Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson.
Police found the woman with one stab wound to the left arm and one on her upper back. She was treated at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood and released early Tuesday morning.
Pimental allegedly contacted the victim on her cell phone as she waited at the bus stop on Grand Avenue in front of the Safeway. While the victim was on the phone, Pimental allegedly approached her from across the street and grabbed her from behind, then pulled a knife and stabbed her. The victim managed to get away and ran into the supermarket where she called police.
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“Essentially what you have here is a case of domestic violence that almost went to the extreme,” Wilson said. “We were fortunate not to have a fatality.”
Pimental was arrested at his residence in West Glenwood later that night and taken to Garfield County Jail. He appeared in Garfield County Court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 13, where bond was set at $38,000. He is scheduled for a hearing of advisement on Dec. 20. As of Thursday afternoon he had not posted bond.
Officers had been investigating a call from Pimental a few days earlier when he reported being stabbed by his ex-girlfriend, but that doesn’t appear to be the case, according to Wilson. That case is still being investigated and no charges have been filed at this time.