Battlement Mesa woman charged with trying to stab her boyfriend |

Battlement Mesa woman charged with trying to stab her boyfriend

John Colson
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A Battlement Mesa woman bonded out of jail Tuesday, after being arrested Sunday for allegedly trying to stab her boyfriend and assaulting three law enforcement officers.

Samantha Fay Pettit, 22, was arrested after deputies were called to a home on West Carson Circle to deal with what a dispatcher described as a knife-wielding woman trying to stab her boyfriend, according to a court file concerning Pettit’s case.

Garfield County Sheriff’s Deputy Grzegorz Choinkowski, in a report filed with the court, wrote that he arrived at the home at 5:20 p.m. Sunday and found the alleged victim standing outside.

The man told the deputy that he and his girlfriend had been arguing, and that she grabbed a kitchen knife and twice tried to stab him before he left the home.

Choinkowski knocked on the side of the home, announced himself and tried to get Pettit to come to the door but with no success, according to the report.

The deputy was trying to call her through an open window when she appeared and ran at the window “in a rage,” his report stated.

Choinkowski wrote that she apparently pushed the window out at him and another officer as they ducked away, and when two other officers approached the door to arrest her, she allegedly kicked out at them, injuring one.

In addition, Choinkowski sustained a cut to his hand during the incident, he wrote in his report.

Pettit faces one count of first degree felony assault, three counts of second degree felony assault, assaulting a police officer and several other charges.

If convicted on the felony charges, she could be facing at least four years in prison.

She was released on a bond of $10,000, and is to appear in court on Oct. 24, according to court personnel.

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