Crime Briefs: Broken pool stick cues a street fight
Officers were called around 2 a.m. on Oct. 13 to an alleged assault in the downtown Glenwood Springs area. When officers arrived, one male individual was waving them over and another was laying on his back on the ground, severely beaten, according to an arrest affidavit in the case.
“His left eye was swollen shut, it appeared that he had a cut under his left eye, his mouth was bloody, he appeared to have his upper front teeth broken and was having a difficult time speaking,” the officer states in the affidavit.
The other individual said he was outside across the street at his house when he heard the sound of hitting. He saw a male in a navy blue hoodie hit the victim several times, and called the cops.
The victim said he had been playing pool with the suspect earlier at a bar in Glenwood Springs. The suspect broke a pool stick out of anger and the victim reported it to the bar staff. Later, he came up from behind the victim when he was outside and sucker punched him, according to the arrest affidavit.
The victim was transported to Valley View Hospital. Hospital officials said the victim suffered a subdural hemorrhage and facial lacerations.
Officers found the suspect using witness statements from those at the bar the night he reportedly broke the pool stick and began to question him about the previous night
He originally said he went home around midnight and “only had a couple of Fireballs,” but when officers challenged him he admitted it might have been closer to 2.
After denying getting into a fight, according to the affidavit, the suspect was arrested for second degree assault and placed in handcuffs.
As he was leaving, he said to another individual “Can you put my things in a bag for me? I’m going to be gone for a long time. I’ll probably be gone a year,” according to officers.
CAR TROUBLES IN PARACHUTE
A traffic stop in Parachute the evening of Oct. 15 involved an individual who was pulled over related to a restraining order violation. She did not have a driver’s license, according to an affidavit.
After running her information with a CO ID card, officers found she was revoked as a habitual traffic offender with eight additional restraints.
She did not have proof of insurance. She said she had just bought the vehicle and had not yet gotten the vehicle title or registered it in her name.
Officers later found methamphetamine after searching her purse and she was arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, as well as other misdemeanors.
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