Avon Police arrest suspect in stabbing on Thursday, May 31
AVON — A local teenager was on the run only a few hours after he allegedly stabbed a female jogger Thursday morning.
Andrew Young, Jr., 18, was arrested at 9:53 a.m., about three hours after the 6:32 a.m. attack, in which Young allegedly stabbed a female jogger on the Eagle Valley Trail near the Westin Riverfront Resort in Avon
Two people rendered immediate lifesaving aid to the victim, Avon Police Chief Greg Daly said. She was rushed to the Vail hospital, where she is in stable condition.
Young immediately fled the scene. Avon Police and Eagle County Sheriff’s deputies soon arrested Young without incident, Daly said.
Young was booked into the Eagle County jail Thursday, where he is being held without bond.
He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday morning where initial charges will be announced and his bond set.
So far, Young is booked on charges of attempted first degree murder, first degree assault and felony menacing.
An attempted murder conviction carries a sentence of up to 48 years in prison.
While Young currently lives in Avon, he is not a long-term resident, Daly said
“There are no further safety concerns to the community related this this incident,” Daly said. “Avon PD greatly appreciates the community response and support during this investigation.”
Avon Police will not be releasing a photograph of the suspect at this time, since it’s is part of their ongoing criminal investigation, Daly said. Avon Police are not looking for any other suspects or persons of interest. However, this is an ongoing investigation, Daly said.
An Eagle County Alert went out early Thursday, asking people in Avon to be on alert for Young, described as a fair-skinned male, 15-20 years old, about 5 foot 2 inches tall. The alert said he had black curly hair just past his ears, and was wearing a gray sweatshirt and khaki cargo pants.
Avon expressed thanks to its law enforcement and first responder partners, including the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle River Fire Protection District, Eagle County Paramedic Services, Vail Public Safety Communications Center, the community at large for their response and support, and, finally, to the two individuals who rendered immediate lifesaving aid to the victim.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s 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.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Glenwood Springs City Council voted Thursday for a South Bridge option that would go under the city’s airport and avoid shortening the runway, which is projected to add at least $6 million to the overall…