Parachute man charged in Wednesday night stabbing |

Parachute man charged in Wednesday night stabbing

Parachute police early Thursday arrested a 42-year-old stabbing suspect after a short manhunt that included warning residents to stay in their homes.

At approximately 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, a Parachute man was stabbed on the 200 block of North Russey Ave. and was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.

The suspect, 42-year old James Shannon, fled before officers arrived, according to a Parachute Police Department press release.

Some residents in the area received an alert warning them to stay inside and lock their doors as police looked for the suspect.

Shannon was found shortly after 12:30 a.m. Thursday and arrested without further incident.

Garfield County sheriff’s authorities and a search dog,  Rifle police and New Castle police helped with the search, a press release said.

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Shannon was booked into the Garfield County Jail on a charge of first-degree assault.

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